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Lara Williamson - Author

About the Author

Lara Williamson was born and studied in Northern Ireland.  After work experience at Marie Claire and freelancing for various magazines including ELLE and New Woman, Lara eventually settled at J17 where, as Beauty Editor, she wrote and styled shoots. Lara won The Jasmine Awards for Best Article in a Youth Title and more recently received an Honorary Mention in Undiscovered Voices 2012.

A Boy Called Hope, Lara’s first novel, was shorlisted for the Waterstones Children's Book Prize 2015 and the Independent Booksellers' Week Award 2014.

She currently lives in London with her family. 

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Other books by Lara Williamson

The Girl with Space in Her Heart

The Girl with Space in Her Heart

Author: Lara Williamson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/07/2019

Mabel Mynt knows a lot about space... like how we feel connected to the stars because we are all made of stardust. And that Mum's new boyfriend, Galactic Gavin, has eyes that twinkle like Sirius, the brightest star in the night sky. And that sometimes the perfect place for her sister, Terrible Topaz, would be a black hole. But Mabel doesn't know how to fill the space in her heart that Dad left when he walked out. And so she sets out on a mission of discovery... A heart-warming and laugh-out-loud story about learning that love is never lost and change doesn't have to be scary.

Just Call Me Spaghetti-Hoop Boy

Just Call Me Spaghetti-Hoop Boy

Author: Lara Williamson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/03/2017

My name is Adam Butters. I live on planet Earth, I like eating spaghetti hoops and I've decided I'm going to be a SUPERHERO. Everyone loves superheroes, they solve problems and make people happy, and that's good because my mum needs cheering up. Also, I've found out that before I was adopted my real mum called me ACE. So now I've just got to prove to the world that's what I am. One mission at a time...Hilarious, heart-warming and heart-breaking in equal measure, this is a story about the power in all of us to be extraordinary.

A Boy Called Hope

A Boy Called Hope

Author: Lara Williamson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/03/2017

I'm Dan Hope and deep inside my head I keep a list of things I want to come true. For example, I want my sister, Ninja Grace, to go to university at the North Pole and only come back once a year. I want to help Sherlock Holmes solve his most daring mystery yet. And if it could be a zombie mystery, all the more exciting. I want my dog to stop eating the planets and throwing them up on the carpet. And finally, the biggest dream of all, I want my dad to love me.

The Boy Who Sailed the Ocean in an Armchair

The Boy Who Sailed the Ocean in an Armchair

Author: Lara Williamson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/10/2015

Becket Rumsey is all at sea. His dad has run away with him and his brother Billy in the middle of the night. And they've left everything behind, including their almost-mum Pearl. Becket has no idea what's going on - it's a mystery. So with the help of Billy and a snail called Brian, Becket sets out on a journey of discovery. It's not plain sailing but then what journeys ever are?

A Boy Called Hope

A Boy Called Hope

Author: Lara Williamson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/03/2014

Since his dad ran off with the lady from the chip shop, Dan Hope's life has gone a bit topsy-turvy. So Dan decides to sort out his messy, muddled, madcap family, starting with getting his dad back. But as one genius plan after another goes pear-shaped, Dan starts to realize that your real family aren't always the people you share your name with. Thought-provoking and laugh-out-loud funny, A Boy Called Hope is a bold and astonishingly moving book about family life in all its shapes and sizes.

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