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Tunnels by Roderick Gordon, Brian Williams
  

Tunnels

Roderick Gordon, Brian Williams

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Joint winner of the Richard and Judy 9+ "Confident" category. Tunnels is a spectacular subterranean adventure that will have your eyes glued to every word as you travel underground with a 14 year old boy whose passion is digging. Part history, part adventure, part mystery, part sci-fi, part family drama Tunnels is one of the most imaginative pieces of fiction I’ve read for a long while. So, to all 10+ year olds who want a book to blow your mind - get digging. The sequel Deeper is currently now available. This title is also availabe as in audio CD.

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The authors first published this book themselves, putting all their effort, hope and cash into a wonderful piece of imagination. Then word of this great book spread to me – but it had sold out! Finally, I tracked one down, and we dug deeper into their dark and mysterious world to bring you a new, extended adventure. And Tunnels was born! I’ve always loved the idea of a mysterious underground world, so close you can dig down into it…but I never imagined it would be this strange.

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Synopsis

Tunnels by Roderick Gordon, Brian Williams

Fourteen-year-old Will Burrows lives with his family in London. He has little in common with them except for a passion for digging which he shares with his father. When his father suddenly disappears down an unknown tunnel, Will decides to investigate with his friend Chester. Soon they find themselves deep underground, where they unearth a dark and terrifying secret - a secret which may cost them their lives.

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Publisher of Harry Potter to reveal 'next big thing'
- taken from The Independent - 11 June 2007

In August 1996, a manuscript landed on Barry Cunningham's desk about a precocious boy wizard with a sinister shaped scar on his forehead, a talent for racing broomsticks and an uncanny knack of getting into trouble.

Within minutes, the publisher knew he had stumbled on something special and within months the manuscript had been turned into a best-selling novel that propelled its author to stardom and made its protagonist a household name.

Now, as the release date of the final Harry Potter looms on the horizon and the publishing world becomes increasingly hungry for the next big thing in children's literature, Mr Cunningham claims to have done it again. He has, he says, discovered a new literary creation that may just fill the void left when J K Rowling's outrageously successful series comes to end in July.

Tunnels, a classic fantasy tale with a science fiction edge written by Roderick Gordon and Brian Williams, has been plucked from obscurity by the man with an undeniable Midas touch when it comes to children's books. The managing director of Chicken House publishing has already sold the pre-publication rights in 15 languages, amassing advances of over £500,000, with a major Hollywood film deal in the pipeline. The signs are all there for another huge literary coup.

About the Author

Roderick Gordon, Brian Williams

The authors are an unlikely pairing. Roderick Gordon is a former investment banker and his co-author, Brian Williams, an installation artist and filmmaker. The two have remained close friends since their days at London University. Deeper is their second book for Chicken House.

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Book Info

Format

Paperback
192 pages

Author

Roderick Gordon, Brian Williams
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Author's Website

www.tunnelsthebook.com/

Publisher

Chicken House

Publication date

3rd July 2007

ISBN

9781905294428

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