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Lauren St.John - Author

Lauren St John grew up surrounded by horses and wild animals on a farm and game reserve in Zimbabwe, the inspiration for her memoir, Rainbow’s End. After studying journalism, she relocated to the UK, where she spent nearly a decade on the European and PGA Tours as golf correspondent to the Sunday Times. She also wrote the acclaimed music biography Hardcore Troubadour: The Life & Near Death of Steve Earle. She is the author of the multi-award- winning The White Giraffe series for children, as well as the Laura Marlin mysteries, the first of which, Dead Man’s Cove, won the 2011 Blue Peter Book of the Year Award. Her bestselling One Dollar Horse series was followed by YA horse romance, The Glory, now optioned for film.

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Reader ReviewedKat Wolfe Investigates
Lauren St.John
June 2018 Book of the Month | In a nutshell: animals, adventure and an irresistible cast of characters This new series has everything that marks out the best, most satisfying and enjoyable children's books. For a start there's a smart...
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Format: Paperback | Released 17/05/2018
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Reader ReviewedThe Glory
Lauren St.John
For a businessman Jonas B. Ellington is a romantic. That's why, inspired by tales of the Old West, he comes up with the idea of The Glory, an endurance race for rider and horse that cuts through the heart of...
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Format: Paperback | Released 03/09/2015
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Reader ReviewedThe Glory
Lauren St.John
March 2015 Book of the Month For a businessman Jonas B. Ellington is a romantic. That's why, inspired by tales of the Old West, he comes up with the idea of The Glory, an endurance race for rider and horse...
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Format: Hardback | Released 05/03/2015
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Reader ReviewedFire Storm
Lauren St.John
Award winning Lauren St John brings her The One Dollar Horse Trilogy to a brilliant conclusion with a gripping thriller capturing the excitement, courage, romance and danger that surround Casey Blue. Casey is now a champion rider with a wonderful...
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Format: Paperback | Released 11/09/2014
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Rendezvous in Russia
Lauren St.John
Winner of the Blue Peter Book Award, Lauren St John adds another dramatic story to her excellent Laura Marlin Mysteries. When Laura's husky Skye saves a young actress after she plunges from a cliff top Laura and best friend Tariq...
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Format: Paperback | Released 03/07/2014
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Reader ReviewedFire Storm
Lauren St.John
March 2014 Book of the Month Award winning Lauren St John brings her The One Dollar Horse Trilogy to a brilliant conclusion with a gripping thriller capturing the excitement, courage, romance and danger that surround Casey Blue. Casey is now...
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Format: Hardback | Released 06/03/2014
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Reader ReviewedRace the Wind
Lauren St.John
A thrilling new horse adventure story from award-winning Lauren St John. In this sequel to The One Dollar Horse, Casey Blue is now the proud and race-winning owner of Storm, the horse she saved from death. Her brilliant riding of...
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Format: Paperback | Released 30/08/2013
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Rendezvous in Russia
Lauren St.John
Winner of the Blue Peter Book Award, Lauren St John adds another dramatic story to her excellent Laura Marlin Mysteries. When Laura's husky Skye saves a young actress after she plunges from a cliff top Laura and best friend Tariq...
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Format: Hardback | Released 01/08/2013
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Kentucky Thriller
Lauren St.John
The thrills of the Kentucky Derby are at the heart of this exciting new Laura Marlin Mystery. When Laura saves the life of a stolen race horse, the reward for her and her best friend Tariq is a once in...
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Format: Paperback | Released 04/07/2013
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Shumba's Big Adventure
Lauren St.John
Meet Shumba, an adorable, lovable, lion cub who lives in Africa with his family. Shumba also just happens to be the naughtiest lion cub in the whole of Africa. One night he wanders off and doesn't stay away from the...
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Format: Paperback | Released 04/07/2013
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Reader ReviewedRace the Wind
Lauren St.John
A thrilling new horse adventure story from award-winning Lauren St John. In this sequel to The One Dollar Horse, Casey Blue is now the proud and race-winning owner of Storm, the horse she saved from death. Her brilliant riding of...
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Format: Hardback | Released 04/04/2013
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Reader ReviewedThe One Dollar Horse
Lauren St.John
Blue Peter prize-winner Lauren St John tells a thrilling rags-to-riches story in this gripping story of one girl and her dream. Horse-mad Casey has only one dream: to ride a winner in the Badminton Horse trials. But Casey lives in...
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Format: Paperback | Released 31/01/2013
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Kentucky Thriller
Lauren St.John
The thrills of the Kentucky Derby are at the heart of this exciting new Laura Marlin Mystery. When Laura saves the life of a stolen race horse, the reward for her and her best friend Tariq is a once in...
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Format: Hardback | Released 02/08/2012
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Laura Marlin Mysteries 2 : Kidnap in the Caribbean
Lauren St.John
From Cornwall to the Caribbean, 11-year-old ace detective Laura Marlin comes face to face with pirates, sharks, criminal masterminds and an erupting volcano in her second mystery adventure, which follows the Blue Peter award-winning first book Dead Man's Cove....
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Format: Paperback | Released 05/07/2012
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Reader ReviewedThe One Dollar Horse
Lauren St.John
Blue Peter prize-winner Lauren St John tells a thrilling rags-to-riches story in this gripping story of one girl and her dream. Horse-mad Casey has only one dream: to ride a winner in the Badminton Horse trials. But Casey lives in...
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Format: Hardback | Released 01/03/2012
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White Giraffe Box Set
Lauren St.John
All four White Giraffe stories by Blue Peter Book Award winning author Lauren St John, are beautifully packaged in a presentation gift box. Join Martine in these heart-warming stories, as she discovers her special gift of healing, rescues beached dolphins...
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Format: Hardback | Released 06/10/2011
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Laura Marlin Mysteries 2 : Kidnap in the Caribbean
Lauren St.John
From Cornwall to the Caribbean, 11-year-old ace detective Laura Marlin comes face to face with pirates, sharks, criminal masterminds and an erupting volcano in her second mystery adventure, which follows the Blue Peter award-winning first book Dead Man's Cove....
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Format: Hardback | Released 07/07/2011
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Dead Man's Cove: A Laura Marlin Mystery
Lauren St.John
Overall winner of the Blue Peter Book Award 2011 and winner of the Favourite Story Category. - A Lovereading4kids 'Great Read' you may have missed 2011 selection - Shortlisted for the Galaxy Children's Book of the Year Award 2011. ...
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Format: Paperback | Released 24/03/2011
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Dead Man's Cove: A Laura Marlin Mystery
Lauren St.John
Winner of the Blue Peter Book Award 2011: Favourite Story*. Feisty orphan Laura Marlin is rescued from her life in a children's home by her mysterious Uncle Calvin. Laura loves everything about her new life in Cornwall but soon...
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Format: Hardback | Released 05/08/2010
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