Until the Last Light Fades by Tom Becker
  

Synopsis

Until the Last Light Fades by Tom Becker

What's the hook? A new play from Tom Becker the author of the best-selling novel Darkside also available in New Windmills. What are the themes? Dystopia settings, secrecy, hope, reality and appearance Teaching points * Great value special deal gives all your students online access for reading and learning outside classroom. * The accompanying online student text includes self-marking, multiple-choice quizzes via ActiveLearn to check students' understanding. * A teacher area offering online access to the book for front-of-class use with annotaton tools for language analysis. * Online chapter-by-chapter teaching support and student worksheets.

About the Author

Tom Becker

Tom Becker won the Waterstones Children’s Book Prize 2007 at the age of twenty-five with his first novel, DARKSIDE. As well as further books in the DARKSIDE series, Tom has written several standalone YA horror novels, including DARK ROOM for the acclaimed Red Eye horror series from Stripes. Since Tom Becker learned to hold a pen, he wanted to become a writer. In fact, when he was 5 years old, he wrote in a notebook that it was his dream was to be an author. Aged 25, Tom has realised that dream with publication of his first novel, Darkside in January 2007.

Tom's early enthusiasm for books and reading was encouraged by his parents who were voracious readers. Their family home was cluttered with bookcases and piles of novels. Tom spent most of his childhood curled up in an armchair reading fantasy novels by Brian Jacques, and later graduated to grown-up novels by David Eddings and Guy Gavriel Kay.

Tom studied History at Oxford University and was struck by the otherworld-ly atmosphere of this academic institution. He used to spend long days studying and reading in the University library and always felt intrigued by the atmosphere there - perhaps that is why a library is such an important setting in Darkside.

Tom started writing Darkside in 2005, it took him three months to complete and he is now working on more books in the series. He drew inspiration from film noirs such as The Asphalt Jungle and The Big Sleep (hence the glasshouse scene in Darkside), and comicbook writers such as Alan Moore.

Aside from reading, Tom's big love in life is music. He is still reeling from the break-up of his two favourite bands, Rocket From the Crypt and Sleater-Kinney. Tom's other passions include supporting Everton Football Club and consisting on a diet of fry-ups and fish fingers. Tom lives in London.

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Book Info

Format

Hardback
116 pages

Author

Tom Becker
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Publisher

Heinemann an imprint of Pearson Education Limited

Publication date

29th August 2013

ISBN

9780435149437


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