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Eleanor Updale - Author

About the Author

Eleanor Updale on Eleanor Updale:
"I grew up in Camberwell in South London, half-way up a hill which had my primary school at the top, and my secondary school at the bottom. I had hardly ever been outside London when I left to go to Oxford University, where I studied history. After that I joined the BBC, working on TV and Radio programmes from 1975 to 1990. By that time I had two children, and soon there was a third. At one point they were all under three and a half years old, so I was very busy. I left my job to look after them, and got involved in all sorts of things I hadn’t had time for when I was working. You might be able to see how some of those things have crept into the books. I’ve been on the Clinical Ethics Committee at Great Ormond Street Hospital for some years now. I found lots of ideas for Doctor Farcett’s character there."

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Oxford Reading Tree TreeTops Greatest Stories: Oxford Level 20: The Count of Monte Cristo

Oxford Reading Tree TreeTops Greatest Stories: Oxford Level 20: The Count of Monte Cristo

Author: Eleanor Updale, Alexandre Dumas Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/05/2016

Welcome to nineteenth-century France, where a wrong word or look can get you thrown in jail. When Edmond is imprisoned for a crime he didn't commit, he thinks his life is over. But while he is there he gets word of treasure hidden in a place called Monte Cristo ... Can he escape and reverse his fortunes? In this tale full of deception, disguise and revenge, you never quite know who you can trust. Alexandre Dumas' masterpiece is recreated to inspire a new generation of readers. TreeTops Greatest Stories offers children some of the worlds best-loved tales in a collection of timeless classics. Top children's authors and talented illustrators work together to bring to life our literary heritage for a new generation, engaging and delighting children. The books are carefully levelled, making it easy to match every child to the right book. Each book contains inside cover notes to help children explore the content, supporting their reading development. Teaching notes on Oxford Owl offer cross-curricular links and activities to support guided reading, writing, speaking and listening.

Johnny Swanson

Johnny Swanson

Author: Eleanor Updale Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/05/2014

Johnny Swanson is in shock. His friend Doctor Langdon and his wife have disappeared without a trace. And that's not all . . . it appears they have been murdered. But things are about to become much, much worse. A suspect has been arrested . . . and it's Johnny's mother. Johnny knows she didn't do it. And now, he needs to prove it - fast. Join brave, determined, ingenious Johnny as he embarks on a fast-paced hunt for the true killer - and exposes a deadly, dangerous secret along the way.

The Last Minute

The Last Minute

Author: Eleanor Updale Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/01/2014

9.21am: business as usual on a high street in England. 9.22am: the explosions are heard for miles around, and in the early confusion there is talk of a gas leak, a plane crash, and even terrorism . . . The people of Heathwick had been preparing for Christmas unaware that many would die, and the rest would be transformed for ever. Travel with them, second-by-second, through the hopes, fears, love, worries, gossip, cruelty, kindness and trivia that dominated their final minute before tragedy struck. And in the everyday story of an ordinary street, look for clues to what happened, and why.

The Last Minute

The Last Minute

Author: Eleanor Updale Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/01/2013

9.21am: business as usual on a high street in England. 9.22am: the explosions are heard for miles around, and in the early confusion there is talk of a gas leak, a plane crash, and even terrorism . . . The people of Heathwick had been preparing for Christmas unaware that many would die, and the rest would be transformed for ever. Travel with them, second-by-second, through the hopes, fears, love, worries, gossip, cruelty, kindness and trivia that dominated their final minute before tragedy struck. And in the everyday story of an ordinary street, look for clues to what happened, and why.

Saved

Saved

Author: Eleanor Updale Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 19/05/2008

Luke and Anna belong to a cult that thinks medicine is evil. But when Anna is injured, Luke must work out what he really believes - and who he can trust. Thought-provoking drama. Barrington Stoke specialise in books for reluctant, struggling and dyslexic readers.

Montmorency on the Rocks

Montmorency on the Rocks

Author: Eleanor Updale Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/01/2007

An explosion in London. Was it an accident? On a remote Scottish island, children are dying in mysterious circumstances. Are dark forces at work? Montmorency is needed to solve both mysteries, but he has demons of his own to confront...

Montmorency and the Assassins

Montmorency and the Assassins

Author: Eleanor Updale Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 22/05/2006

As the nineteenth century nears its end, the threat of war is looming and Montmorency and his companions find themselves embroiled in a web of terrorists intent on spreading mayhem across Europe...It's been twenty years since Montmorency crawled out of a sewer and started his new life as a gentleman. But could his alter-ego Scarper re-emerge in the hope of influencing the next generation?

Montmorency

Montmorency

Author: Eleanor Updale Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 24/10/2005

Fleeing across a roof on a dark night in Victorian London, a thief crashes through a skylight to almost certain death. But a young doctor reconstructs his shattered body, and unwittingly provides him with the key to a new existence. On his release from prison he begins to lead a double life, becoming both the respectable, wealthy Montmorency and his degenerate servant, Scarper. Meanwhile, the police are baffled by a wave of mysterious thefts...But Montmorency must be on his guard at every moment. The smallest mistake could reveal his secret and destroy both his lives.

Montmorency and the Assassins

Montmorency and the Assassins

Author: Eleanor Updale Format: Hardback Release Date: 20/05/2005

As the nineteenth century draws to a close, war is in the air, and influenza is sweeping the globe. Montmorency and his companion, Lord George Fox-Selwyn, are offered an attractive job. Can they trace some rare specimens stolen from the collection of a reclusive naturalist? Their search leads them to Italy - but what they thought would be a holiday from the world of international intrigue instead leads the pair to discover a web of anarchist conspirators, intent on spreading terror and death across Europe. It's been twenty years since Montmorency crawled out of a sewer and started his new life as a gentleman. But could his alter-ego Scarper re-emerge in the hope of influencing a younger generation - in particular, George's nephew, Frank? And can he be of help as they delve into the violent political underworld to thwart a plot that threatens hundreds of lives.?

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