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Alan Gibbons



Alan Gibbons is a full-time writer and a visiting speaker and lecturer at schools, colleges and literary events nationwide, including the major book festivals: Edinburgh, Northern Children's Book Festival, Swansea, Cheltenham, Sheffield and Salford. Alan is a key supporter of a high-profile, nationwide campaign to champion libraries and librarianship and to reevaluate government commitment to educational spending. He lives in Liverpool with his wife and four children. Alan is an honorary CILIP member.

Visit Alan's website at www.alangibbons.com, read his blog at alangibbons.net, follow him on Twitter @mygibbo, Facebook www.facebook.com/alan.gibbons.35 and Flickr www.flickr.com/people/71279646@N08.

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They Saw Too Much

Alan Gibbons
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Alan Gibbons

Two teenagers witness a murder - and now they're the next targets. An action-packed, edge-of-your-seat YA thriller from bestselling author, Alan Gibbons. Gripping and gritty, perfect for fans of Kevin Brooks, Patrice Lawrence and Malorie Blackman.Sixteen-year-old John has moved away from the tough inner-city neighbourhood he grew up in and started afresh. Ceri James is the guarded girl from the children's home who has captivated his attention. But when their lives are thrown together, it's not in the way John had hoped. They witness a man die.Not only are they eye-witnesses of the fatal shooting, but John caught the whole thing on camera - and the culprits know it. Now, John and Ceri must run for their lives in a deadly, heart-stopping chase that leads them in dark and ever more dangerous directions.So why does John refuse to call the police? As secrets are revealed and loyalties doubted, John and Ceri's world hinges on one question - when it's a matter of life or death, who can you really trust?

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The Trap

Alan Gibbons
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Alan Gibbons

Terrorism, heroism and everything in between...THE TRAP is a teen thriller about espionage, a missing brother and the ever-raging war on terror by million-copy-selling author, Alan Gibbons.MI5 agent, Kate, receives a tip-off about an asset, who seems too good to be true. Amir and Nasima are trying to make friends at their new school but struggling to keep a terrible secret. A group of jihadists are planning something. And behind it all stands Majid. Brother. Son. Hero. Terrorist.Spanning Iraq, Syria and England, THE TRAP grapples with one of the greatest challenges of our time.

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Complete eBook Collection

Alan Gibbons
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Alan Gibbons

An action packed complete collection of the eight book Total Football series from bestselling writer Alan Gibbons.This collection contains the following stories:1. Some You Win . . .2. Under Pressure3. Divided We Fall4. Injury Time5. Last Man Standing6. Power Play7. Twin Strikers8. Final Countdown

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Raining Fire

Alan Gibbons
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The Dark Beneath

Alan Gibbons
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Alan Gibbons

Winner of the Blue Peter Book Award, The Dark Beneath tells the chilling tale of how one girl's friendship with three refugees could cost her life. 'Today I shot the girl I love'.GCSE's are over and sixteen-year-old Imogen is looking forward to a perfect, lazy English summer. But her world is turned upside down by three refugees, all hiding from life. Anthony is fourteen, already an outcast, bullied and shunned by his peers. Farid is an asylum seeker from Afghanistan, who has travelled across continents seeking peace. And Gordon Craig is a bitter, lonely man. She knows all of them, but she doesn't know how dangerous they are. Being part of their lives could cost Imogen her own.Supercharged with tension and drama, Alan Gibbon's novel is about what happens when the fabric of normality is ripped apart exposing the terrifying dark beneath.

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Final Countdown

Alan Gibbons
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Alan Gibbons

The Rough Diamonds are a close knit team. Kev McGovern, their captain, makes sure they work hard and play hard. Kev has lived total football and worked the Rough Diamonds to the top - but will the ghosts from his past come back to haunt him, ruining all their chances and snatching victory from them?

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Twin Strikers

Alan Gibbons
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Alan Gibbons

The Rough Diamonds are a close knit team. Kev McGovern, their captain, makes sure they work hard and play hard. The Rough Diamonds are struggling with injuries and loss of form. Talented twin brothers, and new team members, Liam and Conor Savage, should be the answer to all their problems - but could they turn out to be the biggest problem of all?

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Last Man Standing

Alan Gibbons
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Alan Gibbons

The Rough Diamonds are a close knit team. Kev McGovern, their captain, makes sure they work hard and play hard. Right now, John O'Hara feels he's on the verge of losing everything. His family is about to break up. He's dumbstruck when he finds out that his Mum is seeing his teacher, and Dad...well the less said the better. John feels lonely and insecure; none of this is helping his street cred with the lads, and worse still his form on the pitch is really suffering.

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04 Injury Time

Alan Gibbons
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Alan Gibbons

The Rough Diamonds are a close knit team. Kev McGovern, their captain, makes sure they work hard and play hard. Kev is stunned when he discovers that Dave has to cope with epilepsy. When he suffers a major attack, the victory the Rough Diamonds are so desperate to win, hangs in the balance.

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Power Play

Alan Gibbons
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Alan Gibbons

The Rough Diamonds are a close knit team. Kev McGovern makes sure they work hard and play hard.Kev doesn't make any allowances. That goes for the new boy Chris Power who's just signed up with the Diamonds. Can he earn a place in their affections when he's living in achildren's home and trying to make sense of what's happened in his life...?

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Divided We Fall

Alan Gibbons
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Alan Gibbons
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Under Pressure

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Alan Gibbons
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Some You Win...

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Julie and Me and Michael Owen makes Three

Alan Gibbons
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Alan Gibbons

For Terry Payne, life is not much fun. His parents are splitting up, and he's fallen desperately in love with the gorgeous new girl at school, who doesn't even know he exists. To top it all off, his beloved football team - the mighty Man U - are on a losing streak.As Terry sees Man U lose to Liverpool, watches in horror as arch-rival and school golden boy showers the beautiful Julie with attention, and discovers the object of his affections is ... a Liverpool fan, he starts to think that things can't get much worse.After all, it's a close contest in Life versus Football - and there can only be one winner. Can't there?Hilarious and heart-warming, this is a touching story about the ups and downs of life, love, and more importantly, football, from award-winning author, Alan Gibbons.

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Hold On

Alan Gibbons
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Caught in the Crossfire

Alan Gibbons
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Alan Gibbons

Set in a Northern town, where right-wingers are determined to stir up hatred and racial prejudice, CAUGHT IN THE CROSSFIRE is about six teenagers whose lives are woven together by a series of shocking and tragic events. A British Muslim brother and sister, two Irish brothers who take different sides, and two lads out looking for trouble: all of them get caught in the crossfire. Inspired by the Oldham riots and the events of September 11th, this is a book that needed to be written. It is a chilling account of what is happening in Britain today, but as always Alan Gibbons writes with humour and understanding and is utterly on the wavelength of his many readers.

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The Defender

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Alan Gibbons
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The Edge

Alan Gibbons
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Alan Gibbons

'We've got to go. Now.' It's early morning and Danny's mother is at his bedside, urging him to get up. They're on the run from Chris, his mother's boyfriend, a violent man who beats them both up, and won't let them go.Chris pursues Danny and his mother from London to the north, where they take refuge with Danny's grandparents. But even there, nothing is safe. Danny is conspicuous as the only mixed-race boy in their small community, and with the ever-present threat of discovery, he has to learn how to live continually on the edge.A tense and chilling story to which the chase gives terrific drama, The Edge shows the depth of character, and the understanding of the predicaments of children today, that gives Alan Gibbons his special quality.Read by Malcolm Freeman and Lucy Akhurst(P)2004 Orion Publishing Group.Ltd

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The Lost Boys' Appreciation Society

Alan Gibbons
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Alan Gibbons
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Warriors of the Raven

Alan Gibbons
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Alan Gibbons