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Haydn Middleton - Author

Books by Haydn Middleton

The Ballad of Syd & Morgan

The Ballad of Syd & Morgan

Author: Haydn Middleton Format: Hardback Release Date: 26/10/2018

A beautiful young man dressed in Cuban heels and a crushed-velvet jacket cuts a dash as he strides up Silver Street in his native Cambridge, heading for the ornate splendour of King's College. It is 1968. He is the 22 year old Syd Barrett of Pink Floyd, and his destination is home to the great Edwardian novelist, 89 year old E M Forster. What follows is a tender exchange of truths between two men belonging to opposite ends of the 20th century, but who find within each other's company shadows of the same demons, loves and losses as well as the familiar weight of the creative impulse. They become unlikely comrades passing fleetingly through each other's lives. Conjuring the mischievous spirit of Pan, Haydn Middleton has created an exquisite fiction involving two towering figures of English culture. The Ballad of Syd & Morgan is a deeply moving but joyous portrait of the despair and redemption at the heart of artistic endeavour, as well as the essential solace of companionship - wherever it may be found. Exquisite.Brilliantly imagines a meeting between Syd Barrett and EM Forster.Alex Preston, The Observer cultural highlights 2018. A great vision of a meeting that could so easily have happened, making both Morgan and most importantly Syd into real people. Syd has consistently been written off as a simple acid casualty. Brain rotted by the summers of love. This humanises him and for this I'm grateful.Hank Wangford Haydn Middleton's principal challenge, in this engaging novella, is to give the hour-long imaginary encounter between a psychedelic rock god and a veteran novelist a faint sheen of plausibility... Hunkered down on either side of the crackling fire - the one sagacious and intrigued, the other nervous and deferential - novelist and disclaiming rock star soon find they have a great deal in common...The overall effect is surprisingly harmonious. The only surprise, by the end, is that a lost spoken-word collaboration isn't lying somewhere in the vaults at EMI DJ Taylor,TLS Uncannily a very, very good representation of Syd. I felt very close to him reading the book. A gentle conversation between two very interesting minds.Rosemary Breen, sister of Syd Barrett. Beautifully written, brilliant. As poignant as it is playful. Jackie McGlone, Glasgow Herald.

Project X Origins: Lime Book Band, Oxford Level 11: Underground: Ants at Home

Project X Origins: Lime Book Band, Oxford Level 11: Underground: Ants at Home

Author: Haydn Middleton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/01/2014

Project X Origins is a ground-breaking guided reading programme for the whole school. Action-packed stories, fascinating non-fiction and comprehensive guided reading support meet the needs of children at every stage of their reading development. Ants at Home explores the underground world in microscopic detail to reveal an ants' world. Each book contains inside cover notes that highlight challenge words, prompt questions and a range of follow-up activities to support children in their reading.

Project X Origins: Brown Book Band, Oxford Level 11: Heroes and Villains: Heroes or Villains?

Project X Origins: Brown Book Band, Oxford Level 11: Heroes and Villains: Heroes or Villains?

Author: Haydn Middleton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/01/2014

Project X Origins is a ground-breaking guided reading programme for the whole school. Action-packed stories, fascinating non-fiction and comprehensive guided reading support meet the needs of children at every stage of their reading development. Non-fiction title Heroes or Villains? explores the careers of sporting heroes, a business man and an artist and asks you to decide whether they should be considered a hero or a villain. Each book contains inside cover notes that highlight challenge words, prompt questions and a range of follow-up activities to support children in their reading.

Project X Origins: Brown Book Band, Oxford Level 11: Strong Defences: Strong Defences

Project X Origins: Brown Book Band, Oxford Level 11: Strong Defences: Strong Defences

Author: Haydn Middleton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/01/2014

Project X Origins is a ground-breaking guided reading programme for the whole school. Action-packed stories, fascinating non-fiction and comprehensive guided reading support meet the needs of children at every stage of their reading development. In Strong Defences, find out more about how humans defend themselves against disease, the weather and potential threats from space. Each book contains inside cover notes that highlight challenge words, prompt questions and a range of follow-up activities to support children in their reading.

Project X Origins: Light Blue Book Band, Oxford Level 4: Bugs: What Do Bugs Eat?

Project X Origins: Light Blue Book Band, Oxford Level 4: Bugs: What Do Bugs Eat?

Author: Haydn Middleton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/01/2014

Project X Origins is a ground-breaking guided reading programme for the whole school. Action-packed stories, fascinating non-fiction and comprehensive guided reading support meet the needs of children at every stage of their reading development. This non-fiction book, What Do Bugs Eat?, explores what different bugs eat and how they hunt for their food. Each book contains inside cover notes that highlight challenge words, prompt questions and a range of follow-up activities to support children in their reading.

Project X Origins: Lime Book Band, Oxford Level 11: Trapped: Imprisoned

Project X Origins: Lime Book Band, Oxford Level 11: Trapped: Imprisoned

Author: Haydn Middleton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/01/2014

Project X Origins is a ground-breaking guided reading programme for the whole school. Action-packed stories, fascinating non-fiction and comprehensive guided reading support meet the needs of children at every stage of their reading development. Find out how people have been kept as prisoners throughout history, in Imprisoned. Each book contains inside cover notes that highlight challenge words, prompt questions and a range of follow-up activities to support children in their reading.

Project X Origins: Light Blue Book Band, Oxford Level 4: Toys and Games: Computer Games

Project X Origins: Light Blue Book Band, Oxford Level 4: Toys and Games: Computer Games

Author: Haydn Middleton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/01/2014

Project X Origins is a ground-breaking guided reading programme for the whole school. Action-packed stories, fascinating non-fiction and comprehensive guided reading support meet the needs of children at every stage of their reading development. This non-fiction book, Computer Games, explores the features and benefits of computer games and how they have developed. Each book contains inside cover notes that highlight challenge words, prompt questions and a range of follow-up activities to support children in their reading.

Project X Origins: White Book Band, Oxford Level 10: Working as a Team: Let's Form a Band!

Project X Origins: White Book Band, Oxford Level 10: Working as a Team: Let's Form a Band!

Author: Haydn Middleton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/01/2014

Project X Origins is a ground-breaking guided reading programme for the whole school. Action-packed stories, fascinating non-fiction and comprehensive guided reading support meet the needs of children at every stage of their reading development. Let's Form a Band! explores how you could make music with your friends. Each book contains inside cover notes that highlight challenge words, prompt questions and a range of follow-up activities to support children in their reading.

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