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Melvin Burgess - Author

Melvin Burgess was brought up in Sussex and Berkshire.  As a child, his reading included The Wind in the Willows and Gerald Durrell's animal stories. He went on to enjoy The Hobbit and Mervyn Peake's Gormenghast books. A generally unconfident student, he became interested in writing when he was twelve and an English teacher praised one of his stories  - "it was about the first time I'd ever done anything that got an A. I was so pleased I never stopped."  After leaving school, Melvin moved to Bristol  where he worked on occasional jobs, mainly in the building industry, and was often unemployed.  He started writing in his twenties and wrote on and off for the next fifteen years before The Cry of the Wolf was published in 1990. He moved to London in 1983 and began a small business marbling fabrics for the fashion industry. In 1997 his controversial bestseller Junk won the  Guardian Children's Fiction Award and the Carnegie Medal. It was also shortlisted for the 1998 Whitbread Children's Book of the Year. Four of his novels have been shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal. 

Melvin Burgess is regarded as one of the best writers in contemporary children's literature. In 1997, his controversial bestseller Junk won the Guardian Children's Fiction Award and the Carnegie Medal. It was also shortlisted for the 1998 Whitbread Children's Book of the Year. Four of his novels have been shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal. Melvin lives in Hebden Bridge with his partner.

Author's Website: https://www.melvinburgess.net/

Books Authored By Melvin Burgess

Three Bullets

Melvin Burgess

Paperback

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£8.09 £8.99

Count

Melvin Burgess

Paperback

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£6.29 £6.99

Three Bullets

Melvin Burgess

Hardback

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£11.69 £12.99

Junk 25th Anniversary Edition

Melvin Burgess

Paperback

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£7.19 £7.99

The Lost Witch

Melvin Burgess

Paperback

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£7.19 £7.99

The Lost Witch

Melvin Burgess

Hardback

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£11.69 £12.99

Sara's Face

Melvin Burgess

Paperback

Temporarily Out Of Stock

£7.19 £7.99

Copper Treasure

Melvin Burgess

Ebook

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Persist

Melvin Burgess

Paperback

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£7.19 £7.99

Doing It

Melvin Burgess

Paperback

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£7.19 £7.99

Junk

Melvin Burgess

Paperback

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£7.19 £7.99

Bloodtide

Melvin Burgess

Paperback

Temporarily Out Of Stock

£6.29 £6.99

Bloodsong

Melvin Burgess

Paperback

Temporarily Out Of Stock

£8.09 £8.99

The Hit

Melvin Burgess

Paperback

Temporarily Out Of Stock

£7.19 £7.99

An Angel for May

Melvin Burgess

Paperback

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£6.29 £6.99

The Baby and Fly Pie

Melvin Burgess

Paperback

Temporarily Out Of Stock

£5.39 £5.99

Burning Issy

Melvin Burgess

Paperback

Temporarily Out Of Stock

£6.29 £6.99

The Cry of the Wolf

Melvin Burgess

Paperback

Temporarily Out Of Stock

£7.19 £7.99

Kill All Enemies

Melvin Burgess

Paperback

Print on Demand

£9.89 £10.99

Nicholas Dane

Melvin Burgess

Paperback

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Nicholas Dane

Melvin Burgess

Hardback

Temporarily Out Of Stock

£11.69 £12.99

Sara's Face

Melvin Burgess

Paperback

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Bloodsong

Melvin Burgess

Paperback

Not Available

Bloodtide

Melvin Burgess

Paperback

Not Available

Sara's Face

Melvin Burgess

Hardback

Temporarily Out Of Stock

£9.89 £10.99

Bloodsong

Melvin Burgess

Hardback

Temporarily Out Of Stock

£11.69 £12.99

Robbers on the Road

Melvin Burgess

Paperback

Not Available

Junk

Melvin Burgess

Paperback (b Format)

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Burning Issy

Melvin Burgess

Paperback

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Billy Elliot

Melvin Burgess

Hardback

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Lady

Melvin Burgess

Hardback

Temporarily Out Of Stock

£9.89 £10.99

Kite

Melvin Burgess

Paperback

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Tiger, Tiger

Melvin Burgess

Paperback

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The Earth Giant

Melvin Burgess

Paperback

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An Angel for May

Melvin Burgess

Paperback

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