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Alan Gibbons - Author

About the Author

Alan Gibbons is a full time writer and a visiting speaker and lecturer at schools, colleges and literary events nationwide, including the major Book Festivals: Edinburgh, Northern Children's Book Festival, Swansea, Cheltenham, Sheffield and Salford. Alan is also a key contributor at the QCA/National Literary Strategy 'Writing Together' conferences. As well as being a writer, Alan is a high profile library campaigner. He lives in Liverpool with his wife and four children.

He has written over 60 books and won many prestigious awards such as the Blue Peter Award for ‘The Book I Couldn’t Put Down’, the Angus Book Award and the Stockport Book Award. He has also been shortlisted twice for the Carnegie Medal and his books have been published into dozens of languages.

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Featured books by Alan Gibbons

An Act of Love

An Act of Love

11+ readers

Author: Alan Gibbons Format: Paperback Release Date: 02/06/2011

Award-winning Alan Gibbons pulls no punches in this moving contemporary story of lives torn apart by the divisions within our society. As boys, Chris and Imran are best friends and even blood brothers. Their love of football, family, friends and even school unites them; together they stand against all comers. As teenagers, they are sworn enemies; with Chris in the army and Imran newly politicised as a Muslim radical prepared to die for the cause. Told in different voices, their two stories are brilliantly interwoven creating a gripping, disturbing and thought provoking story of our time.

Other books by Alan Gibbons

The Dying Photo

The Dying Photo

Author: Alan Gibbons Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/07/2010

Jimmy is Christmas shopping with his parents when a creepy man offers to take their photograph. Suddenly, Jimmy's parents disappear! Is he going crazy? Who are these people who say they're his foster parents? Is Jimmy alone? And can he solve the mystery of the photographer before it's too late? Acclaimed thriller from an award-winning author.Brand new package for this successful thriller by top author Alan Gibbons. With a reading age of 8, it is particularly suitable for struggling, reluctant and dyslexic readers.

Witch Breed Book 4

Witch Breed Book 4

Author: Alan Gibbons Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/07/2010

When Paul arrives in 17th century London, he expects to be thrown into a life or death struggle for the three gates that imprison the ancient King Lud. But the battle doesn't come. Instead, Paul roams alone, learning how to survive in a city where all the talk is of the savage civil war that rages beyond its ramparts. Somewhere underground, Lud is waiting in his crypt, preparing to rise again. War, fear and want are his tools. But Paul too has his own weapons and is gaining strength and losing inhibitions about using it. Meanwhile, beyond the city, innocent women are being killed for it is so easy to claim that they are witches. One woman - whether innocent or guilty - possesses the only power available that can help Paul in his quest.

Injury Time

Injury Time

Author: Alan Gibbons Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/06/2010

The Rough Diamonds are a close knit team. Kev McGovern, their captain, makes sure they work hard and play hard. Kev is stunned when he discovers that Dave has to cope with epilepsy. When he suffers a major attack, the victory the Rough Diamonds are so desperate to win, hangs in the balance.

Total Football: Power Play Book 6

Total Football: Power Play Book 6

Author: Alan Gibbons Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/06/2010

The Rough Diamonds are a close knit team. Kev McGovern makes sure they work hard and play hard. Kev doesn't make any allowances. That goes for the new boy Chris Power who's just signed up with the Diamonds. Can he earn a place in their affections when he's living in achildren's home and trying to make sense of what's happened in his life...?

Total Football: Last Man Standing Book 5

Total Football: Last Man Standing Book 5

Author: Alan Gibbons Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/06/2010

The Rough Diamonds are a close knit team. Kev McGovern, their captain, makes sure they work hard and play hard. Right now, John O'Hara feels he's on the verge of losing everything. His family is about to break up. He's dumbstruck when he finds out that his Mum is seeing his teacher, and Dad...well the less said the better. John feels lonely and insecure; none of this is helping his street cred with the lads, and worse still his form on the pitch is really suffering.

Total Football: Divided We Fall Book 3

Total Football: Divided We Fall Book 3

Author: Alan Gibbons Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/06/2010

The Rough Diamonds are a close knit team. Kev McGovern, their captain, makes sure they work hard and play hard. When Kev's best mate, Jamie's world is wrecked by dirty play off the pitch, he's desperate to get everything back to normal.

Total Football: Final Countdown Book 8

Total Football: Final Countdown Book 8

Author: Alan Gibbons Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/06/2010

The Rough Diamonds are a close knit team. Kev McGovern, their captain, makes sure they work hard and play hard. Kev has lived total football and worked the Rough Diamonds to the top - but will the ghosts from his past come back to haunt him, ruining all their chances and snatching victory from them?

Total Football: Twin Strikers Book 7

Total Football: Twin Strikers Book 7

Author: Alan Gibbons Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/06/2010

The Rough Diamonds are a close knit team. Kev McGovern, their captain, makes sure they work hard and play hard. The Rough Diamonds are struggling with injuries and loss of form. Talented twin brothers, and new team members, Liam and Conor Savage, should be the answer to all their problems - but could they turn out to be the biggest problem of all?

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