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Alan Combes - Author

About the Author

Alan Combes began writing as a teacher and has since combined a 30-year teaching career with success as a writer, both as an author and as a football journalist for newspapers such as The Sunday Times. His other titles for Barrington Stoke include City Boy and The Dead Man Files. He lives in Scarborough, North Yorkshire.

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Red Card

Red Card

Author: Alan Combes Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/01/2015

Seb is a fantastic football player - but he knows it. His ego is so big that even his best friend can't stand to be around him sometimes! Someone needs to put Seb in his place...Enter the new referee. Seb can't believe it - she's a girl! But Jenny knows a thing or two and soon Seb sees that his behaviour might not get him everything he wants...Particularly suitable for struggling, reluctant and dyslexic readers aged 9+

United Here I Come

United Here I Come

Author: Alan Combes Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/08/2013

Jack and Jimmy are awful at football - but Jimmy is sure he'll play for United one day! Is Jimmy crazy or will he find a way to prove himself? And can the boys save the day when it's up to them to win the match? Particularly suitable for struggling, reluctant and dyslexic readers of 10+

City Boy

City Boy

Author: Alan Combes Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 24/09/2011

Josh is football mad - and so is his granddad, who used to be a league player. Josh is disappointed when he doesn't do so well in matches at school, so his granddad comes up with some rather unorthodox training methods to help him. Will Josh make it all the way? Fun football story.

Look-out

Look-out

Author: Alan Combes Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/11/2009

Crooks target the Dead Man's granny...that's a big mistake! Barrington Stoke specialise in books for reluctant, struggling and dyslexic readers.

Killer Santa

Killer Santa

Author: Alan Combes Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/11/2009

A criminal is on the loose, disguised as Santa! The Dead Man has to stop him. Barrington Stoke specialise in books for reluctant, struggling and dyslexic readers.

Spiker The Dead Man Files

Spiker The Dead Man Files

Author: Alan Combes Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 17/09/2009

Girls are going missing. Now Luke's ex-girlfriend is in danger. Can he help? Barrington Stoke specialise in books for reluctant, struggling and dyslexic readers.

Fire Escape The Dead Man Files

Fire Escape The Dead Man Files

Author: Alan Combes Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 17/09/2009

Dan's friend will be burned alive unless Luke can find a way to save him. Barrington Stoke specialise in books for reluctant, struggling and dyslexic readers.

The Dead Man Files WITH Dead Man's Bend AND Saving Stan

The Dead Man Files WITH Dead Man's Bend AND Saving Stan

Author: Alan Combes Format: Multiple copy pack Release Date: 28/05/2009

A gritty novel sequence in which the Dead Man uses his ghostly powers to intervene on earth to prevent or revenge crimes. In 'Dead Man's Bend', a young man killed in a stolen car returns as a ghost to wreak revenge. In Saving Stan, the bullies are tormenting Stan, the homeless man, so the ghostly Luke decides to teach them a lesson.Barrington Stoke specialise in books for reluctant, struggling and dyslexic readers.readers.

The Dead Man Files Saving Stan

The Dead Man Files Saving Stan

Author: Alan Combes Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/04/2009

This title continues the gritty novel sequence in which the Dead Man uses his ghostly powers to intervene on earth to prevent or revenge crimes. The bullies are tormenting Stan, the homeless man, so the ghostly Luke decides to teach them a lesson. Barrington Stoke specialises in books for reluctant, struggling and dyslexic readers.

The Dead Man Files Dead Man's Bend

The Dead Man Files Dead Man's Bend

Author: Alan Combes Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/04/2009

This is a gritty novel sequence in which the Dead Man uses his ghostly powers to intervene on earth to prevent or revenge crimes. In Dead Man's Bend , a young man killed in a stolen car returns as a ghost to wreak revenge. Barrington Stoke specialises in books for reluctant, struggling and dyslexic readers.

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