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Who is writing the messages in the dust? What is the story behind the huge skull in the old Watch House? Alone and unhappy in Garmouth, Anne knows the shadows are following her. Spirits of long-dead sailors who won’t rest. And from behind its empty windows, the Watch House is watching her… THE WATCH HOUSE is the first ghostly story for young readers written by noted author Robert Westall. Originally published in 1977, it was adapted for television by the BBC in 1988. This brand new audiobook edition marks the first time the classic spooky story has been performed in audio. Featuring newly commissioned artwork by Barnaby Edwards. With music by Purple Planet Music. ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Robert Westall was an English author and teacher best known for fiction aimed at children and young adults. In the latter case, some deal with complex, dark and adult themes. He has been called “the dean of British war novelists”. His first book, The Machine Gunners, won the 1975 Carnegie Medal for the year’s outstanding children’s book by a British subject. It was named one of the top ten Medal-winning works for the 70th anniversary celebration in 2007. Westall also won a second Carnegie (no one has won three), a Smarties Prize, and the once-in-a-lifetime Guardian Prize. ABOUT THE NARRATOR: Georgia Maguire trained at LAMDA and is a highly experienced audiobook performer. Georgia is also an improviser and writer. Improvised comedy ‘Love me till Monday’ was nominated for Best Newcomer at the London Film Festival.Show more
The air raid siren that pierces the English night sky comes as no surprise to young Harry Baguely. Ever since Hitler began sending his warplanes to raid London, Harry has become an old hand at running to his family's bomb shelter and waiting for the attacks to end. This time, though, Harry's family doesn't make it to the shelter. A war orphan with no where to go and only a lonely dog for a friend, Harry decides to make a courageous journey up the English coast. He is looking for a place to call home, a safe place far away from the danger and confusion of the city. But when he finds it, will it be worth the struggle? In Harry's encounters with the frightened civilians and weary soldiers of war-torn England, Robert Westall draws a compelling portrait of the devastating effects of war on children. An ALA Best Book for Young Adults and an American Booksellers Pick of the Lists, The Kingdom by the Sea is both a powerful historical record and a moving tale of one boy's adventure.Show more
Steeplejack Joe Clark climbed his first factory chimney when he was four years old. Steeplejacking had been in his family for five generations. Not much frightened him. Certainly not stone. So when Joe is offered the lucrative job of repairing the weathercock and stonework on one of Muncaster Cathedral's spires, he can't believe his good fortune. But from the moment he saw the medieval gargoyle-lichen colored and hollowed-eyed-he felt uneasy, as if he were being watched. But he wasn't going to let a few superstitious fears get in the way of his job. Stone was stone, it was all the same. Then terrible things begin to happen, including the deaths of two innocent boys who fell from the cathedral tower. What terrible evil had them in its grip, and why does the gargoyle seem to be drawing Joe to his doom?Show more