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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

Moving on

Moving on

Author: Alan Gibbons Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 19/03/2009

Should Minty follow a traditional Traveller life? Or can she find a new way? A truthful powerful look at Gypsies and Travelllers today. Barrington Stoke specialise in books for reluctant, struggling and dyslexic readers.

Hell's Underground: The Demon Assassin Book 2

Hell's Underground: The Demon Assassin Book 2

Author: Alan Gibbons Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/03/2009

Having once risked everything precious to him to halt King Lud's progress from the ancient bowels of London to the city's modern streets, teenage Paul Rector knows his task is far from over. Paul also knows that, like his brother John and his great uncle Harry, he is both demon and man. Will it be fate that decides which side wins out? To find out, Paul takes Hell's Underground back to London of the Blitz in World War II and becomes involved in defeating Harry Rector's plot to assassinate Prime Minister Churchill. His main weapons are fire and fear. Along the way, he learns more about the Rector curse and once again endangers not only his own life, but that of the people he comes to regard as a second family.

Hell's Underground: The Demon Assassin Book 2

Hell's Underground: The Demon Assassin Book 2

Author: Alan Gibbons Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/07/2008

Having once risked everything precious to him to halt King Lud's progress from the ancient bowels of London to the city's modern streets, teenage Paul Rector knows his task is far from over. Paul also knows that, like his brother John and his great uncle Harry, he is both demon and man. Will it be fate that decides which side wins out? To find out, Paul takes Hell's Underground back to London of the Blitz in World War II and becomes involved in defeating Harry Rector's plot to assassinate Prime Minister Churchill. His main weapons are fire and fear. Along the way, he learns more about the Rector curse and once again endangers not only his own life, but the livesof the people he comes to regard as a second family.

The Number 7 Shirt

The Number 7 Shirt

Author: Alan Gibbons Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 19/05/2008

Jimmy dreams of becoming a pro footballer. Can he make it with the help of his heroes, all wearers of the number seven shirt? Fabulous football story, covering the stars from Best to Beckham Barrington Stoke specialise in books for reluctant, struggling and dyslexic readers.

Hell's Underground: Scared to Death

Hell's Underground: Scared to Death

Author: Alan Gibbons Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/05/2008

Late one night after a strange tube journey to Whitechapel in East London, Paul makes a new friend, John Redman - daring and enigmatic, just as Paul longs to be, away from his cloying mother (his only family - so he thinks). Redman charms Paul at once, but also a girl called Jude they meet on a night about town. A few days later, Paul learns that Jude has mysteriously died, and Redman has disappeared. Shortly after that, one of Paul's teacher dies suddenly - frightened to death - near where Jude's body was found. A link for sure. And Paul feels implicated, because both victims were known to him. He senses Redman, who comes and goes as it suits him, is involved as well. His new friend is dangerous. But so, we learn, is Paul. In uncovering the truth about Redman he learns shocking facts about himself. There's an evil curse loose in his family and Paul is the latest inheritor. The spree of death - camouflagued as copycat Jack the Ripper-style murders - will continue until Paul confronts the demon in himself head on.

Night Hunger

Night Hunger

Author: Alan Gibbons Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 16/04/2008

John doesn't know what's happening to him...and he's scared. Ever since strange, sexy Beth sank her teeth into him, John's been feeling...hungry. He craves meat...most of all at night. John knows his hunger's leading him to a dark place, and he's not sure if he'll be able to stop it...Barrington Stoke specialise in books for reluctant, struggling and dyslexic readers.

Hell's Underground: Scared to Death

Hell's Underground: Scared to Death

Author: Alan Gibbons Format: Hardback Release Date: 23/07/2007

Late one night after a strange tube journey to Whitechapel in East London, Paul makes a new friend, John Reaper - daring and enigmatic, just as Paul longs to be, away from his cloying mother (his only family - so he thinks). Redman charms Paul at once, but also a girl called Jude they meet on a night about town. A few days later, Paul learns that Jude has mysteriously died, and Redman has disappeared. Shortly after that, one of Paul's teacher dies suddenly - frightened to death - near where Jude's body was found. A link for sure. And Paul feels implicated, because both victims were known to him. He senses Redman, who comes and goes as it suits him, is involved as well. His new friend is dangerous. But so, we learn, is Paul. In uncovering the truth about Redman he learns shocking facts about himself. There's an evil curse loose in his family and Paul is the latest inheritor. The spree of death - camouflagued as copycat Jack the Ripper-style murders - will continue until Paul confronts the demon in himself head on.

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