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Bernard Ashley - Author

Bernard Ashley lives in Charlton, south east London, only a street or so from where he was born. He was educated at the Roan School, Blackheath and Sir Joseph Williamson's Mathematical School, Rochester. After National Service in the RAF Bernard trained to teach at Trent Park College of Education, specializing in Drama. He followed this with an Advanced Diploma at the Cambridge Institute and has recently been awarded honorary Doctorates in Education by the University of Greenwich and in letters by the University of Leicester. During his career as a teacher he worked in Kent, Hertfordshire, Newham and Greenwich, with thirty years of headships in the last three. His debut novel The Trouble with Donovan Croft won the Other Award, the alternative to the Carnegie Medal, and several of his other titles have been highly commended by the Carnegie Medal panel.

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Bernard Ashley - illustrated by Ollie Cuthbertson
Interest Age 7 Reading Age 7 | In a nutshell: the surprise arrival of a new baby | Bernard Ashley's exciting contemporary story throbs with real voices, real situations, and real heart. Lena can't work out what's wrong with her mum, she's tired...
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Format: Paperback | Released 15/04/2017
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Nadine Dreams of Home
Bernard Ashley - illustrated by Ollie Cuthbertson
Shortlisted for the Little Rebels Book Award 2015 Interest Age 7-12 Reading Age 7+ A beautiful story which captures the dreams and hopes of Nadine, newly arrived in the UK from Goma and still traumatised by the terrors of the...
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Format: Paperback | Released 01/07/2014
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Aftershock
Bernard Ashley
The power of football to transform a boy's life makes a roller coaster story line to this touching novel of how Makis, newly arrived in London from a Greek island destroyed by an earthquake, builds a new life for himself...
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Format: Paperback | Released 03/03/2011
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Angel Boy
Bernard Ashley
This is an eye-opening and compelling book of life in Ghana told through the eyes of a young boy who finds himself trapped in a living nightmare. Thought-provoking and sinister in equal measure it will take you into the poverty...
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Format: Paperback | Released 19/06/2008
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The Trouble with Donovan Croft
Bernard Ashley
Selected by a distinguished independent panel of experts including our editorial expert, Julia Eccleshare, for Diverse Voices - 50 of the best Children's Books celebrating cultural diversity in the UK. Donovan Croft is sent to be fostered by Keith Chapman's...
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Format: Paperback | Released 01/01/1970
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Down To The Wire
Bernard Ashley
A brilliant adventure for any budding journalist to get their teeth into. Ben Maddox is in the cut and thrust world of journalism and when he's sent off to report from the fragile peace of the Ivory Coast he finds...
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Format: Paperback | Released 07/09/2006
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Smokescreen
Bernard Ashley
A fast moving and compassionate contemporary thriller, Smokescreen weaves together several stories to create a brilliant picture of the complex wheeling and dealing that lies about the trafficking of people into the UK. When Ellie’s Dad takes over a failing...
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Format: Paperback | Released 30/06/2006
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Little Soldier
Bernard Ashley
One of the best books ever about the realities of young boys forced into fighting in rebel armies and the effect it can have. Back home, Kaninda has been trained to carry a gun and use it. When he is...
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Format: Paperback | Released 30/09/1999
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