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Linda Newbery - Author

About the Author

Linda Newbery is the author of over twenty books for children and young adults, and lives in Northamptonshire with her husband and three cats.

Featured books by Linda Newbery

Quarter Past Two on a Wednesday Afternoon

Quarter Past Two on a Wednesday Afternoon

Author: Linda Newbery Format: Hardback Release Date: 14/08/2014

It was the day when everything stopped. At quarter past two on a hot afternoon in August, Anna's beautiful, headstrong elder sister Rose disappears. Twenty years later, Anna still doesn't know whether Rose is alive or dead. In her early thirties now, she sees her future unfolding - with sensible, serious Martin and a grown-up, steady job - and finds herself wondering if this is what she really wants. Unable to take control of her life while the mystery of her sister's disappearance remains unsolved, Anna begins to search for the truth: what did happen to Rose that summer's day? The stunning first adult novel from the distinguished Costa Award winner.

Other books by Linda Newbery

The Treasure House

The Treasure House

Author: Linda Newbery Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/05/2012

When Nina's mother, Miranda, mysteriously disappears, Nina's father goes to look for her, leaving Nina with her two eccentric aunts who run a charity shop in town. Nina soon discovers that working in the shop can be funny, intriguing and rewarding as she takes in weird and wonderful donations, makes new friends and uncovers strange secrets! But Nina is determined to solve the mysteries that have taken over her life - where has her mother gone? Why did she leave so suddenly? And just what is the secret she's been hiding? Award-winning author Linda Newbery grips and entertains readers in her usual mesmerising way with this intriguing new mystery.

Little Mermaid: A Magic Beans Story

Little Mermaid: A Magic Beans Story

Author: Linda Newbery Format: eBook Release Date: 22/12/2011

The moving tale of a little mermaid, who was prepared to sacrifice everything for the love of a prince. This mesmerizing classic is one of the greatest love stories of all time. This story is a magic bean. It may not look much like a bean, but I can promise you that it is. For if you plant it in a young mind, it will grow into a love of story and reading. These beans are favourite fairytales and legends that will delight, thrill and thoroughly entertain. Each story has been brilliantly crafted by one of the best-loved writers for children. This story was published by David Fickling Books as part of the Magic Beans anthology. The complete anthology is available in hardback and in ebook format.

Barney Boat Dog, Rescue Dog

Barney Boat Dog, Rescue Dog

Author: Linda Newbery Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/11/2011

Barney the Boat Dog is fun, warm and a delight to read for boys and girls, alike. Jim's grandson Freddie has come to stay with Barney and Jim for a few days, but Freddie's parents think Jim's getting too old to live on a narrowboat and that he should sell Whistling Jack and buy a bungalow. Jim's not at all happy about this and gets very anxious. When Jim starts sleepwalking Barney knows he must keep a careful eye on Jim and when Jim falls and breaks his leg it's Barney who comes to the rescue. Luckily, Barney has made another dog friend and so Barney manages to raise this dog's owner who calls the ambulance. Despite Jim's leg being in plaster Freddie and Jim enjoy their few days together and Jim finds a way to carry on living the life he loves - on Whistling Jack with Barney.

Barney the Boat Dog Fairground Surprise

Barney the Boat Dog Fairground Surprise

Author: Linda Newbery Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/11/2011

Barney the Boat Dog is fun, warm and a delight to read for boys and girls, alike. Jim's grandson Freddie has come to stay with Barney and Jim for a few days, but Freddie's parents think Jim's getting too old to live on a narrowboat and that he should sell Whistling Jack and buy a bungalow. Jim's not at all happy about this and gets very anxious. When Jim starts sleepwalking Barney knows he must keep a careful eye on Jim and when Jim falls and breaks his leg it's Barney who comes to the rescue. Luckily, Barney has made another dog friend and so Barney manages to raise this dog's owner who calls the ambulance. Despite Jim's leg being in plaster Freddie and Jim enjoy their few days together and Jim finds a way to carry on living the life he loves - on Whistling Jack with Barney.

Lob

Lob

Author: Linda Newbery Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/06/2011

He's older than anyone can tell. Older than the trees. Older than anybody. For as long as she can remember, Lucy has wanted to catch a glimpse of the mysterious green man who lives in Grandpa Will's garden: Lob. You have to be very special to see him; that's what Grandpa says. Lucy's parents think Lob's just imaginary, but Lucy knows he exists. And she can't believe it when she finally spots Lob in the gooseberry bushes. But Lucy's world is about to be shattered by a terrible event. What will happen to Lob now - and will she ever see him again? Linda Newbury, with the vivid embroidery of Pam Smy's illustrations, has conjured a real green man right out of the woods and stories of legend.

Barney the Boat Dog Very Brave Dog

Barney the Boat Dog Very Brave Dog

Author: Linda Newbery Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/03/2011

Little dog Barney lives on a narrowboat with his owner, Jim. The pair are inseparable - until they get separated. Barney loves his life on the canals but the one thing he's frightened of is tunnels. So when Jim sets off into a tunnel without him, Barney is distraught. Luckily, another boat owner gives him a ride through the tunnel. When he gets to the other end Jim's boat is moored up - but Jim isn't on it! And in their efforts to be reunited, man and dog just keep missing each other until poor Barney is completely worn out. However, finally brave dog Barney has to overcome his fear and enter the nasty tunnel - alone.

Barney the Boat Dog Runaway Horse!

Barney the Boat Dog Runaway Horse!

Author: Linda Newbery Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/03/2011

Jim and Barney are in trouble. The boat's engine won't start and they've got to get to Jim's grandson's birthday party, so they get a big, strong horse named Puzzle to give them a tow. Barney and Puzzle become firm friends, with Puzzle trusting Barney to help him along the way. Although Jim finds Puzzle a bit of a handful, all goes well until the horse is frightened by some pigs and gallops away. It's up to Barney to find Puzzle and make sure they get to the birthday celebrations -

The Truth Is Dead

The Truth Is Dead

Author: Linda Newbery Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/10/2010

Everything you know is wrong - the truth starts here... Have you ever imagined how the world could be different? Ever wondered what might have been? Here, eight award-winning authors explore alternative past, presents and futures - and their stories show just how easily everything we take for granted could slip away...

Cat Tales Ice Cat

Cat Tales Ice Cat

Author: Linda Newbery Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/10/2009

This book contains purrfect tales about fab furry felines from celebrated author Linda Newbery. It's snowing outside, and Tom's neighbour Gary is building a snowman with his dad. Tom's own dad is ill, upstairs in bed again. He isn't strong and boisterous, like dads ought to be. So Tom builds his own snow creation: a cold, snarling ice cat. It's strange...he didn't mean to build an ice cat. It just kind of forced its way out of the snow, rather like the animal sculptures his dad carves when he's well. But Tom's mum says his dad will never be fully well again, and inside, this turns Tom's heart to ice. He even begins to imagine he sees his vicious ice cat, prowling in the night. One morning, in a fit of rage and frustration, Tom destroys Gary's snowman and his own ice cat. It takes a frank conversation with his dad before he is able to build a new, friendlier snow cat with Gary, and finally feel the ice inside him melt... Curl up with Cats Tales , a charming collection of stand-alone stories, at turns magical, mysterious, comic and touching.

Cat Tales The Cat Who Wasn't There

Cat Tales The Cat Who Wasn't There

Author: Linda Newbery Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/10/2009

This book contains purrfect tales about fab furry felines from celebrated author Linda Newbery. Vincent loves painting, but recently, his pictures - and his life - have been missing something...So when Vincent sees a flash of white in his garden, he is overjoyed. Could it really be Snow, his beloved cat? But Snow died a year ago, and he sadly realizes that this new white cat is his neighbours' pet, Skitter. Haunted by sad dreams of Snow, Vincent doesn't feel like painting at all any more. He starts to feel better when he is asked to look after Skitter during his neighbours' holiday, but then disaster strikes when Skitter escapes! However, it's when Vincent sets out to track down the errant cat that he also discovers the secret to improving his paintings - new paintings - with just the right hint of purriness... Curl up with Cats Tales is a charming collection of stand-alone stories, at turns magical, mysterious, comic and touching.

Posy

Posy

Author: Linda Newbery Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/04/2009

Posy may be one of the cheekiest, most inquisitive kittens around but that doesn't stop her being the most lovable one too! Follow the delightful Posy kitten as she bounces and pounces through her adventure-filled day. This beautifully illustrated picture book by an award-winning author and illustrator team is bound to be adored by cat lovers of all ages, everywhere! Illustrated by Catherine Rayner, winner of the Kate Greenaway Medal.

The Sandfather

The Sandfather

Author: Linda Newbery Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/02/2009

Hal's life is in upheaval: trouble at school; problems at home; a quarrel with friends. Then Hal is sent to his grandfather's seaside home. Soon, his anger is absorbed by the pull of the crashing waves, buffeted by the tides, smoothed by the endless sands. Yet thoughts of the father he has never known won't go away. In fact, soon his dad seems to be everywhere: in the sand figures Hal makes on the beach; in his dreams; in the shape of Wesley Prince, his mother's old boyfriend. Since no one will tell him the truth, Hal is determined to find out for himself. Will his elusive father ever come into his life? Or is he no more substantial than the sandfather, blurred and dissolved by the incoming tide?

Nevermore

Nevermore

Author: Linda Newbery Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/01/2009

Tizzie is lonely when she and her mum move to Roven Mere, a mysterious, rambling mansion deep in the countryside. She's eager to meet Lord Rupert and his daughter, Greta, but no one knows when they will come home. The house seems like a museum, and as Tizzie explores the rooms and passageways, she makes a startling discovery about why she's been brought to Roven Mere...

Nevermore

Nevermore

Author: Linda Newbery Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/01/2008

Tizzie's unpredictable lifestyle with her feckless mother has brought her to Roven Mere, a mysterious, rambling, isolated, lonely house. She and her mother are expecting to be greeted by Lord Rupert and his daughter, Greta (whom Tizzie thinks will be a longed-for friend). But when they arrive only the staff are in residence. Tizzie presses the reclusive Finnigan for clues as to Greta's whereabouts, but he only answers in riddles. Gradually, however, Tizzie unscrambles the clues and learns all about the history of the house and its inhabitants - and with it, the astonishing truth as to why she has been brought to Roven Mere. This is a totally up-to-the-minute story, in the spirit of the highly-acclaimed CATCALL and as atmospheric as Linda's acclaimed teen fiction. And like many of Linda Newbery's novels, it reaches into the past to complete the patchwork of her richly-drawn characters' lives.

Catcall

Catcall

Author: Linda Newbery Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/09/2007

It's a time of change for Josh. He has a relatively new stepdad and a brand new baby sister. But for Josh's younger brother, Jamie, the family upheaval has deeply disturbing consequences: he refuses to speak, and after a vivid, frightening dream develops an obsession with wild cats. With his parents so preoccupied, it's up to Josh - who's always been the quiet one - to keep the family together and find a cure for his brother's strange behaviour. And in helping Jamie to recover his voice, Josh discovers an unexpectedly resonant one of his own. CATCALL is a tense, gripping and atmospheric novel, full of powerful ideas, and blending deep psychological tension with fast-paced action - highly-acclaimed author Linda Newbery at her most compelling and insightful.

Set in Stone

Set in Stone

Author: Linda Newbery Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 23/01/2007

When Samuel Godwin, a young and naive art tutor, accepts a job with the Farrow family at Fourwinds, their majestic home, little does he expect to come across such a web of secrets and lies. His two tutees are as different as chalk and cheese - the beautiful younger sister Marianne, full of flightiness and nervous imagination, and Juliana, controlled and sad. With their governess, Charlotte Agnew, Samuel begins to uncover slowly the horrifying truth behind Juliana's sadness and Marianne's emotional fragility. Their discoveries change their perception of life at Fourwinds for ever and none of their lives will ever be the same again. With her usual brilliance and ease, Linda Newbery has written a haunting and faultlessly plotted novel with characters that leap of the page and stay with the reader long after the last page is turned.

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