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John Boyne - Author

John Boyne was born in Dublin, Ireland, in 1971, and studied English Literature at Trinity College, Dublin, and creative writing at the University of East Anglia, Norwich, where he was awarded the Curtis Brown prize.

His 2006 novel, The Boy in Striped Pyjamas, was made into an award-winning Miramax film. The novel itself won 2 Irish Book Awards, the Bisto Book of the Year, and was shortlisted or won a host of international awards. Amongst other accolades, it spent more than 80 weeks at no.1 in Ireland, topped the New York Times Bestseller List, and was the bestselling book in Spain in both 2007 and 2008. Worldwide, it has sold more than 5 million copies.

His most recent novel was a children’s book, The Terrible Thing that happened to Barnaby Brocket, which was published in the UK in August 2012.
A new novel for adults, This House is Haunted, will be published in July 2013.

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The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas
John Boyne - illustrated by Oliver Jeffers
A stunning anniversary edition of John Boyne's powerful classic bestseller, with illustrations from award-winning artist Oliver Jeffers. When Bruno's father is promoted to a new job, the family have to move from their comfortable home in Berlin to a strange...
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Format: Hardback | Released 06/10/2016
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The Boy at the Top of the Mountain
John Boyne
One of our Books of the Year 2016 | Julia Eccleshare's Pick of the Month June 2016 Bestselling John Boyne returns to the Second World War for The Boy at the Top of the Mountain, the story of the transformation...
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Format: Paperback | Released 02/06/2016
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The Boy at the Top of the Mountain
John Boyne
One of our Books of the Year 2015 - Julia Eccleshare's Pick of the Month, October 2015 Bestselling John Boyne returns to the Second World War for The Boy at the Top of the Mountain, the story of the transformation...
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Format: Hardback | Released 01/10/2015
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The Terrible Thing That Happened to Barnaby Brocket
John Boyne - illustrated by Oliver Jeffers
In an entertaining adventure that is also full of charm and whimsy, best-selling author John Boyne champions the right of children to be different. Barnaby Brocket's parents want only thing – to lead an utterly normal life. But when Barnaby,...
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Format: Paperback | Released 07/05/2015
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Stay Where You are and Then Leave
John Boyne
Shortlisted for The Little Rebels Children's Book Award 2014 Best-selling John Boyne gives a poignant insight into the First World War as seen through the eyes of a young boy whose father goes away to fight and returns shell shocked....
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Format: Paperback | Released 03/07/2014
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Stay Where You are and Then Leave
John Boyne
Best-selling John Boyne gives a poignant insight into the First World War as seen through the eyes of a young boy whose father goes away to fight and returns shell shocked. Alfie is only five when his father signs up...
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Format: Hardback | Released 26/09/2013
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The Terrible Thing That Happened to Barnaby Brocket
John Boyne - illustrated by Oliver Jeffers
Shortlisted for the Little Rebel Children's Book Award 2013. In an entertaining adventure that is also full of charm and whimsy, best-selling author John Boyne champions the right of children to be different. Barnaby Brocket's parents want only thing –...
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Format: Paperback | Released 28/03/2013
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The Terrible Thing That Happened to Barnaby Brocket
John Boyne - illustrated by Oliver Jeffers
In an entertaining adventure that is also full of charm and whimsy, best-selling author John Boyne champions the right of children to be different. Barnaby Brocket's parents want only thing – to lead an utterly normal life. But when Barnaby,...
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Format: Hardback | Released 02/08/2012
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Noah Barleywater Runs Away
John Boyne
A Lovereading4kids 'Great Read' you may have missed 2011 selection. Shortlisted for the prestigious Sheffield Children's Book Award 2011 When 9 year old Noah runs away from his family, initially we don't know why, but he finds himself in a...
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Format: Paperback | Released 01/09/2011
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Noah Barleywater Runs Away
John Boyne
Shortlisted for the prestigious Sheffield Children's Book Award 2011 When 9 year old Noah runs away from his family, initially we don't know why, but he finds himself in a strange, other worldly village with a toy shop run by...
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Format: Hardback | Released 30/09/2010
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The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas
John Boyne
Voted 2009 Penguin Orange Readers' Group Book of the Year When Bruno's father is promoted to a new job, the family have to move from their comfortable home in Berlin to a strange new house in the middle...
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Format: Paperback | Released 29/04/2010
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The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas
John Boyne
Voted 2009 Penguin Orange readers' Group Book of the year Now a major film released in September 2008. When Bruno's father is promoted to a new job, the family have to move from...
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Format: Paperback | Released 11/09/2008
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The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas
John Boyne
Voted 2009 Penguin Orange readers' Group Book of the year Now a major film released in September 2008. When Bruno's father is promoted to a new job, the family have to move from their...
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Format: Paperback | Released 01/02/2007
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