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Kate Thompson - Author

Kate Thompson is one of the most exciting authors writing for young people today for she is a born storyteller, is highly original and thought-provoking in her ideas. She has travelled widely in the USA and India and studied law in London. After living in County Clare, she moved to Kinvara in County Galway and there, three years ago, she discovered her passion for playing the fiddle. She is now an accomplished player and also has a great interest in restoring instruments. Kate Thompson has won the Children’s Books Ireland Bisto Book of the Year award three times – in 2002 for The Beguilers, in 2003 for The Alchemist’s Apprentice and in 2004 for Annan Water. The New Policeman won the Guardian Children’s Fiction Prize and the Whitbread Book Award Children’s category in 2005.

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Highway Robbery
Kate Thompson
Shortlisted for the Bisto Irish Children's Book Award. With the thundering of hooves never far away, Kate Thompson weaves an attractive yarn as told by a cheeky but brave street boy whose fortunes change after he's left holding the horse...
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Format: Paperback | Released 01/04/2010
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The White Horse Trick
Kate Thompson
A dramatic climax to The New Policeman Trilogy. The time is the end of the 21st century and climate change has wiped out a whole country leaving it unable to support its pitiful population. Those who are left are enslaved...
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Format: Paperback | Released 01/04/2010
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The White Horse Trick
Kate Thompson
In a dramatic climax to The New Policeman Trilogy, the time is the end of the 21st century and climate change has wiped out a whole country leaving it unable to support its pitiful population. Those who are left are...
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Format: Hardback | Released 01/10/2009
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Creature of the Night
Kate Thompson
Shortlisted for the Carnegie Award 2009 and shortlisted for the Bisto Irish Children's Book Award. From multi-award winning author Kate Thompson comes another absorbing read, blazing an enthralling path between the stark realities of modern-day society and the fantasy...
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Format: Paperback | Released 02/04/2009
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Highway Robbery
Kate Thompson
Shortlisted for the Bisto Irish Children's Book Award. With the thundering of hooves never far away, Kate Thompson weaves an attractive yarn as told by a cheeky but brave street boy whose fortunes change after he's left holding the horse...
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Format: Hardback | Released 02/10/2008
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The Last of the High Kings
Kate Thompson
In this sequel to The New Policeman, a visit to Tír na n' Óg becomes a necessity after J J Liddy's daughter meets a ghost guarding the beacon. There's something frightening at hand which threatens the whole human race and...
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Format: Paperback | Released 05/06/2008
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The Fourth Horseman
Kate Thompson
Richly plotted and thrilling from start to finish, The Fourth Horseman weaves together a contemporary story which includes the threat of terrorism, the responsibilities of scientific research and cricket with the with an ancient curse from the Bible that predicts...
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Format: Paperback | Released 07/06/2007
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The New Policeman
Kate Thompson
Winner of the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize, The New Policeman takes readers on a visit to Tír na n' Óg, the land of eternal youth. J J Liddy's mother wants just one thing for her birthday – Time. The only...
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Format: Paperback | Released 06/04/2006
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