Now I Know & The Toll Bridge by Aidan Chambers


Now I Know & The Toll Bridge by Aidan Chambers

In Now I Know the body of a young man, crucified on a metal cross, is found dangling from a crane in a scrapyard and subsequently vanishes. Tom, an ambitious young police officer, thinks he's had a lucky break when he's put in charge of this bizarre murder investigation. Nik is doing research for a film about a contemporary life of Jesus. Their independent investigations ultimately bring them together in an unexpected climax. This is a thought-provoking book about faith, spiritual experiences and teenage love and relationships. In The Toll Bridge , everyone seems to know best when it comes to Jan's future - but he's still working out for himself who he really is. He feels so hemmed in by the pressures of family and friends, he decides to leave home and live alone in the house on the toll bridge. While there, he meets Tess and Adam and their close bond of friendship develops into something which has devastating effects for them all.


It is impossible to do justice to this brilliant, complex novel ... Surely one of the most original and rewarding teenage novels of the year -- Linda Newbury on The Toll Bridge Books for Keeps I commend it to all adventurous readers as a journey, with many surprises, into themselves -- Margaret Meek on Now I Know The School Librarian

About the Author

Aidan Chambers

Aidan Chambers lives in Gloucestershire with his American wife, Nancy, who is the editor of Signal magazine. He divides his time between his own writing and lecturing which he does extensively in Australia, the USA and Europe. His provocative and challenging novels for teenagers and young adults have won him international acclaim.

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448 pages
Interest Age: From 12


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Publication date

4th January 2007



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