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Berlie Doherty - Author

About the Author

Berlie Doherty is one of the UK’s favourite children’s authors. She has been writing for over twenty years and is published in more than twenty languages. She is a prolific writer of novels, storybooks, picture books, and plays. Berlie lives in Derbyshire.

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Oxford Playscripts: The Snake-Stone

Oxford Playscripts: The Snake-Stone

Author: Berlie Doherty Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/06/2005

An engaging classroom playscript. Fifteen-year-old James is mad about diving and trains hard. He has a natural talent and his dad encourages him to aim high. But James has always known he is adopted, and now he decides to find his birth mother and his true identity. He sets out alone, on the journey of a lifetime... New, innovative activities specifically tailored to support the KS3 Framework for Teaching English and help students to fulfil the Framework objectives. Activities include work on Speaking and Listening, close text analysis, and the structure of playscripts, and act as a springboard for personal writing

Deep Secret

Deep Secret

Author: Berlie Doherty Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/07/2004

How long can a secret stay buried? The Barnes family has lived in one tiny village for generations. Twins Madeleine and Grace, their cousin Elspeth, their mums and in-laws, old Aunt Susan - all there for ever, in a place barely touched by time. But then two things change - one twin dies, and the villagers are told that their beautiful valley is to be sunk underwater to make a reservoir. How can you live without half of yourself? And how can this tiny community rebuild itself when its past is drowning? As family secrets begin to surface, secrets of love, death and hope, the Barnes family learns that change brings hope as well as sorrow.

Tilly Mint Tales

Tilly Mint Tales

Author: Berlie Doherty Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/03/2003

When Tilly's mum goes out to work, Mrs Hardcastle from up the street pops in to look after her. There are two special things about Mrs Hardcastle. The first thing is that she's always dropping off to sleep (she snores too, sometimes). The second special thing is that whenever she goes to sleep, something magic always seems to happen to Tilly Mint! Carnegie Medal winner Berlie Doherty's enchanting Tilly Mint tales are at last available in one complete collection with brand-new illustrations from Tony Ross.

Spellhorn

Spellhorn

Author: Berlie Doherty Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/07/2002

A blind girl and a unicorn in a world where magic and reality merge together. Can Laura save the Wild Ones and take them to the safety of the Bright Wilderness? Laura is blind, but though she cannot see, she is an acutely perceptive child. As soon as she climbs onto the unicorn's back she is hurled into a wild and magical world. Though a contemporary child, living in a contemporary setting, Spellhorn and the Wild Ones see Laura as their leader and they know that only through Laura can they reach the safety of the Bright Wilderness. But can the unicorns lead Laura back home to her own world? Powerful and moving, a delicious blend of fantasy and reality.

Holly Starcross

Holly Starcross

Author: Berlie Doherty Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/01/2002

Teenage Holly Starcross doesn't know who she is. She lives with her beautiful mother and stepfather, the twins and the baby, Zoe. She is close to Zoe, and the mysterious e-mail correspondent in whom she confides. Holly is stalked by a strange man who turns out to be her father - not seen since her mother stormed out when Holly was four. Holly and her father run away on a mad weekend and Holly is reunited with her grandparents. As she discovers that her musical talent comes from her grandmother who is her mystery e-mail friend, Holly must decide where she belongs and where she wants to live.

Dear Nobody

Dear Nobody

Author: Berlie Doherty Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/06/2001

The moving and very real story of two teenagers and an unplanned pregnancy. It is told from two viewpoints - that of Helen as she writes her thoughts in a series of letters to the unborn baby, the Dear Nobody of the title, and of Chris as he reads the letters and relives events as Helen is in labour.

The Snake-stone

The Snake-stone

Author: Berlie Doherty Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/06/1996

James is adopted. He knows that to work out his future he has to make sense of his past. He embarks on a journey to find his birth-mother who tells her own story in this moving and powerful novel. James's adoptive parents are proud of his talent and determination. He's in training for the Junior National Diving Competition. But when he discovers the snake-stone in a box with his other 'belongings' from his time as an abandoned baby, he determines to set out on a quest to find his birth mother. He must make sense of his past if he is to work out his future. James travels to the Derbyshire Peak District to begin his search. Events leading up to James conception and birth are told in his birth-mother's own voice, in flashbacks, and the most moving, poignant and powerful story is told.

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