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Bernard Ashley - Author

About the Author

Bernard Ashley lives in Charlton, south east London, only a street or so from where he was born. He was educated at the Roan School, Blackheath and Sir Joseph Williamson's Mathematical School, Rochester. After National Service in the RAF Bernard trained to teach at Trent Park College of Education, specializing in Drama. He followed this with an Advanced Diploma at the Cambridge Institute and has recently been awarded honorary Doctorates in Education by the University of Greenwich and in letters by the University of Leicester. During his career as a teacher he worked in Kent, Hertfordshire, Newham and Greenwich, with thirty years of headships in the last three.  His debut novel The Trouble with Donovan Croft won the Other Award, the alternative to the Carnegie Medal, and several of his other titles have been highly commended by the Carnegie Medal panel.

Featured books by Bernard Ashley

The Trouble with Donovan Croft

The Trouble with Donovan Croft

11+ readers

Author: Bernard Ashley Format: Paperback Release Date: 05/06/2008

When Keith gets a new foster brother, he's not too happy about it. But when this boy won't talk to him, Keith realizes that things are going to be much harder than he originally thought. And it's not just Keith who Donovan won't speak to - he won't speak to anybody at all. The other kids at school take Donovan's silence to be a sign of a bad attitude and start to bully him. Keith knows he has to stick up for him, but that means the bullies are just going to pick on him too ...

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Other books by Bernard Ashley

Does She Dare?

Does She Dare?

Author: Bernard Ashley Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 19/10/2017

Your Guess is as Good as Mine

Your Guess is as Good as Mine

Author: Bernard Ashley Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 23/02/2017

Justin and the Demon Drop Kick

Justin and the Demon Drop Kick

Author: Bernard Ashley Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 23/02/2017

The Way it is

The Way it is

Author: Bernard Ashley Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 23/07/2015

Dead End Kids: Heroes of the Blitz

Dead End Kids: Heroes of the Blitz

Author: Bernard Ashley Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/07/2015

London is at war and as the Blitz rages, children like Josie and her brother Len face the same dangers as the adults. Can they find the strength to stand up against the onslaught? A tale of amazing bravery, inspired by the true story of the Dead End Kids of Wapping - young people who fought fires and rescued their friends and neighbours from bomb sites. Perfect for fans of Michael Morpurgo, this dramatic story brings the Second World War vividly to life.

Torrent

Torrent

Author: Bernard Ashley Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/01/2015

Action and thrills combine to great effect in this low-reading age title from award-winning Bernard Ashley. Tom's on holiday in a French campsite when the nearby dam bursts. As the water thunders down the valley, everyone flees. But Tom's trapped and seems to be in serious trouble when a mysterious moto swings by and saves him. Who is the driver? And how did they save him? Particularly suitable for struggling, reluctant and dyslexic readers aged 12+

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