Scar Hill by Alan Temperley


Scar Hill by Alan Temperley

Far away from everything in the Scottish Highlands, Peter Irwin is far from your normal teenager. Thriving in his remote surroundings Peter finds himself facing some tough problems as his father battles Gulf War Syndrome, he struggles with his irresponsible mother and fights with his pregnant teenage sister who is following in her mother's flamboyant footsteps. He never complains but is silently tormented by his mother's abandonment, the traumatic death of his father and his sister's disappearance. All alone he is left to manage the house, the farm and look after his new born niece. Soon, when circumstances threaten to uncover the secret that he never wants anyone to know, Peter reaches breaking point. Take a walk in Peter Irwin's shoes and experience the struggle of growing up and the hope he discovers at the bottom of the hill.


'A gloriously outrageous adventure' - JAQUELINE WILSON on Harry and the Wrinklies 'Temperley is a wonderful storyteller.' - THE GUARDIAN on The Magician of Samarkand 'Highly recommended for lovers of adventure yarns' - BOOKS FROM SCOTLAND on Murdo's War '...rattles along with more thrills, spills and chases, than an Indiana Jones adventure' - DALY TELEGRAPH on Ragboy'

About the Author

Alan Temperley was born and grew up in Sunderland. Leaving school at sixteen, he joined the Merchant Navy and has sailed as deck hand and ship's officer. After a spell in the RAF he studied at Manchester and Edinburgh Universities and became a teacher of English in the Highlands. As an author he has won several awards, his books are in seventeen languages and two of his books have been adapted into award-winning TV series, 'Harry and the Wrinklies' and 'The Magician of Samarkland'. He has one son and lives near Castle Douglas in south-west Scotland.

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336 pages


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Publication date

1st October 2009



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