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Nigel Hinton - Author

About the Author

Nigel Hinton was born and educated in London. After two years in advertising, he worked as an English teacher for nine years. His first novel, Collision Course (winner of the Dutch Silver Pen Award) was written as a result of a challenge from one of his pupils. He began teaching part-time and also worked as a professional actor before concentrating on his writing.

Nigel is the ever-popular author the Beaver Towers  series of stories for primary school readers (which has been adapted for TV), and, for secondary school readers, he wrote the Buddy trilogy. His novel The Finders won him the Federation of Children’s Book Groups Award.

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The Norris Girls

The Norris Girls

Author: Nigel Hinton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 23/05/2017

Buddy

Buddy

Author: Nigel Hinton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/08/2016

Buddy is a moving and totally convincing account of a boy's faltering relationship with his father, with an atmospheric 1980s setting. It is one of The Originals from Penguin - iconic, outspoken, first. Buddy has a hopeless father who is an ageing rocker, interested only in Elvis and bikes, and living on the fringes of the under-world. The two manage to strike up some kind of relationship when Buddy's mum walks out - until Buddy realises that his dad is involved in something more serious than he suspected. The Originals are the pioneers of fiction for young adults. From political awakening, war and unrequited love to addiction, teenage pregnancy and nuclear holocaust, The Originals confront big issues and articulate difficult truths. The collection includes: The Outsiders - S.E. Hinton, I Capture the Castle - Dodie Smith, Postcards from No Man's Land - Aidan Chambers, After the First Death - Robert Cormier, Dear Nobody - Berlie Doherty, The Endless Steppe - Esther Hautzig, Buddy - Nigel Hinton, Across the Barricades - Joan Lingard, The Twelfth Day of July - Joan Lingard, No Turning Back - Beverley Naidoo, Z for Zachariah - Richard C. O'Brien, The Wave - Morton Rhue, The Red Pony - John Steinbeck, The Pearl - John Steinbeck, Stone Cold - Robert Swindells.

Daredevil

Daredevil

Author: Nigel Hinton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/01/2015

Tense teen thriller. Ben has always looked up to his big brother, but Sam has always picked on Ben. Nothing he does seems to impress Sam - except the dares. Ben knows he shouldn't fall for Sam's tricks but something about those three little words - 'I dare you' - make him do anything Sam says. As Ben gets caught up in an ever-escalating series of dares that see him drinking and shoplifting, will he ever be able to break Sam's spell over him? Or will the dares eventually go too far - ? Particularly suitable for struggling, reluctant and dyslexic readers aged 12+

On the Edge

On the Edge

Author: Nigel Hinton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/01/2014

When Dillon's dad turns up unannounced to take him and his brother on a trip, Dillon isn't sure what to do - Mum's at work and they haven't seen Dad in months. Dillon's little brother Robbie is ecstatic to see his father and desperate to go. But something's not right. Why won't Dad let them use their phones? And why are their faces plastered all over the news? What exactly does Dad want with them? A dark, gritty drama with some strong content. Particularly suitable for struggling, reluctant and dyslexic readers of 12+

Partners in Crime

Partners in Crime

Author: Nigel Hinton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 19/04/2012

Brand new edition of a top selling thriller by Nigel Hinton. Toddie, Marco and Perry have been mates since childhood. They've grown up from being mates at school to managing a drugs gang together. But one day Perry meets Nadia, and this sets off a series of events which can only end in tragedy. Revenge thriller from a award-winning writer.Particularly suitable for reluctant, struggling and dyslexic teens.

Until Proven Guilty

Until Proven Guilty

Author: Nigel Hinton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 19/04/2012

Brand new edition of a bestselling thriller by Nigel Hinton. Nathan's world is turned upside down when his dad's falsely accused of a murder. He sets out to prove the police is wrong, but time is not on his side. Can he convince them that his dad's not guilty? Thriller. Particularly suitable for struggling, reluctant and dyslexic teen readers.

2 Die 4

2 Die 4

Author: Nigel Hinton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/02/2012

Brand new edition of this popular horror from the Carnegie-shortlisted author, Nigel Hinton. Ryan's never heard of a 'Diavolo' phone before, but it's a bargain - no line rental, no contract, no worries! But then the nightmares begin, and his life becomes hell. Who is the horned figure that keeps appearing on the screen, in the shower, on the street? What does it want? Ryan's about to find out. Terrifying horror, particularly suitable for reluctant, struggling and dyslexic readers.

Collision Course

Collision Course

Author: Nigel Hinton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/02/2010

Buddy

Buddy

Author: Nigel Hinton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/10/2005

Buddy has a hopeless father who is an aging rocker, interested only in Elvis and bikes, and living on the fringes of the under-world. When Buddy's mum walks out, the two manage to strike up some kind of relationship - until Buddy realizes that his dad is involved in something more serious than he suspected. A moving, totally convincing account of a boy's faltering relationship with his father.

Time Bomb

Time Bomb

Author: Nigel Hinton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/01/2005

The bomb was our strength. Our secret weapon. Set in post-war Britain, the story follows 11-year-old Andy and his three friends as they experience a growing-up summer before going on to secondary school. A misunderstanding on the last day at primary school, which results in a terrible injustice, sparks off anger and frustration in the four boys which, after the discovery of an unexploded bomb, leads to a an awful life-changing decision.

Ship of Ghosts

Ship of Ghosts

Author: Nigel Hinton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 29/06/2004

Mick has dreamed of going to sea ever since he learned that his dad was a sailor, but his dream soon turns into a nightmare. A compelling, atmospheric ghost story. Barrington Stoke specialise in books for reluctant, struggling and dyslexic readers.

Partners in Crime

Partners in Crime

Author: Nigel Hinton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 31/01/2003

Toddie, Perry and Marco's childhood friendship is put to the test by money, drugs and women. Can this tale have a happy ending? Barrington Stoke specialise in books for reluctant, struggling and dyslexic readers.

Beaver Towers: The Dark Dream

Beaver Towers: The Dark Dream

Author: Nigel Hinton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 25/09/1997

In this fourth BEAVER TOWERS adventure, Philip and old Mr Edgar set off on their travels so that Philip can learn how to use his powers to fight evil. But while they are away, the island itself is under threat from a strange creature named Retson. This time it is up to Baby B, the little beaver and Nick, the hedgehog, to save the day.

Beaver Towers: The Dangerous Journey

Beaver Towers: The Dangerous Journey

Author: Nigel Hinton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 24/04/1997

In this third BEAVER TOWERS adventure, Baby B, the little beaver, and his friend Nick the hedgehog fetch Philip to help once again in the quest to save Beaver Towers from the powers of evil. The Prince of Darkness is always just one step behind themand must be defeated.

Beaver Towers: The Witch's Revenge

Beaver Towers: The Witch's Revenge

Author: Nigel Hinton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/07/1995

The second BEAVOR TOWERS adventure. Once again Philip has been transported to the island to help his friends the beavers in their fight against the wicked witch, Oyin. But Oyin is planning a terrible revenge on the island's inhabitants.

Beaver Towers

Beaver Towers

Author: Nigel Hinton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/07/1995

A young fantasy classic. The first adventure in the exciting, funny and magical BEAVER TOWERS series. A magic spell whisks Philip away on his new kite to a far-off island where he meets the beavers - Mr Edgar and his grandson, Baby B. They tell him of the terrible danger that threatens them. The wicked witch Oyin has imprisoned most of the island's inhabitants in Beaver Towers, and when her powers are complete she will put them to death and rule the island. Philip has to get her spell book in order to save them.

Buddy

Buddy

Author: Nigel Hinton Format: Hardback Release Date: 12/12/1983

Carnegie Medal Shortlist.

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