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Paul Magrs - Author

About the Author

Paul Magrs was born in Jarrow, Tyne and Wear in 1969. He was educated at Woodham Comprehensive, in Newton Aycliffe, before attending Lancaster University. 'Strange Boy' was his twelfth published book, but his first for a teen audience. Exchange is his third novel for Simon & Schuster Children's. He's always wanted to write the kinds of book he could never find when he was a teenager. Nowadays he runs the Creative Writing MA course at Manchester University.

Featured books by Paul Magrs

666 Charing Cross Road

666 Charing Cross Road

Author: Paul Magrs Format: Paperback Release Date: 15/03/2012

Shelley didn't expect her posh new boyfriend Daniel to be enthralled by the quintessence of evil. She's preoccupied with the surprise success of Bessie, the oddly lifelike centrepiece of her Manhattan museum show. Her great-aunt Liza is busy ordering spooky old books from the dusty vaults below Charing Cross Road, while her friend Jack prefers brand-new books and his brand-new lover. When a little leather book arrives, Liza finds it repellent, but doesn't realise it's stained with vampire blood - until too late. Its arcane magic brings Bessie to life, and gives Daniel unimaginable power. As Daniel's supremacy grows, everyone's lives are infected. Soon the vicious vampire infestation rife in NYC threatens to spread to London - and only Bessie and her new friends can stop it...

Other books by Paul Magrs

Doctor Who: Sick Building

Doctor Who: Sick Building

Author: Paul Magrs Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 25/09/2014

Tiermann's World: a planet covered in wintry woods and roamed by sabre-toothed tigers and other savage beasts. The Doctor is here to warn Professor Tiermann, his wife and their son that a terrible danger is on its way. The Tiermanns live in luxury, in a fantastic, futuristic, fully-automated Dreamhome, under an impenetrable force shield. But that won't protect them from the Voracious Craw. A gigantic and extremely hungry alien creature is heading remorselessly towards their home. When it gets there everything will be devoured. Can they get away in time? With the force shield cracking up, and the Dreamhome itself deciding who should or should not leave, things are looking desperate... Featuring the Tenth Doctor and Martha as played by David Tennant and Freema Agyeman in the hit Doctor Who series from BBC television.

The Elixir of Doom

The Elixir of Doom

Author: Paul Magrs Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 31/05/2014

From Wildthyme with Love

From Wildthyme with Love

Author: Paul Magrs Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/11/2013

The Lady of Mercia

The Lady of Mercia

Author: Paul Magrs Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 31/05/2013

Brenda and Effie Forever!

Brenda and Effie Forever!

Author: Paul Magrs Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/09/2012

Brenda and Effie Forever!

Brenda and Effie Forever!

Author: Paul Magrs Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/09/2012

Wildthyme Beyond!

Wildthyme Beyond!

Author: Paul Magrs Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/05/2012

Wildthyme Beyond!

Wildthyme Beyond!

Author: Paul Magrs Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/04/2012

666 Charing Cross Road

666 Charing Cross Road

Author: Paul Magrs Format: Paperback Release Date: 15/03/2012

Shelley didn't expect her posh new boyfriend Daniel to be enthralled by the quintessence of evil. She's preoccupied with the surprise success of Bessie, the oddly lifelike centrepiece of her Manhattan museum show. Her great-aunt Liza is busy ordering spooky old books from the dusty vaults below Charing Cross Road, while her friend Jack prefers brand-new books and his brand-new lover. When a little leather book arrives, Liza finds it repellent, but doesn't realise it's stained with vampire blood - until too late. Its arcane magic brings Bessie to life, and gives Daniel unimaginable power. As Daniel's supremacy grows, everyone's lives are infected. Soon the vicious vampire infestation rife in NYC threatens to spread to London - and only Bessie and her new friends can stop it...

Doctor Who Serpent Crest 5: Survivors In Space

Doctor Who Serpent Crest 5: Survivors In Space

Author: Paul Magrs Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 08/12/2011

It has been three months since the Hexford catastrophe, and Mike Yates is trying to show strength of leadership to the villagers. But with morale low and supplies running out, it is increasingly difficult to keep his own hopes up. Unless somebody finds them soon, the future looks bleak. So when the TARDIS materialises on the village green, it seems that help has arrived at last. But with two Doctors apparently at large, there is still the small matter of what was buried under Nest Cottage - not to mention who is clamouring to break through the protective force field. Soon Hexford is under siege once again, and this time an ancient hunger will be sated. Time has run out for the keepers of the Skishtari egg... With Tom Baker as the Doctor, Susan Jameson as Mrs Wibbsey, Richard Franklin as Mike Yates, Cornelius Garrett as Rev. Tonge, David Troughton as the Visitor, Nerys Hughes as Deirdre, Joanna Tope as Tish, Sam Hoare as Lucius and Paddy Wallace as the Tsar, Survivors in Space is the last of five linked stories written by Paul Magrs. 1 CD. 1 hr 2 mins.

Enter Wildthyme

Enter Wildthyme

Author: Paul Magrs Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/05/2011

The Bride That Time Forgot

The Bride That Time Forgot

Author: Paul Magrs Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/03/2011

An outrageous adventure with the most terrifying villain Brenda's ever faced - her best friend, Effie. Necks are being bitten all over Whitby. In an ordinary town, this would be worrying. Here, it's disastrous, and only Brenda knows why. She's trying to prepare for Christmas at her B&B, but her best friend Effie just hasn't been the same since her suave gentleman friend Alucard reappeared. Meanwhile, at Whitby's new mystery bookstore, new Goth-girl in town Penny is drawn into the strange works and worlds of Edwardian lady novelist Beatrice Mapp. The surprising discoveries she makes will impact on all the ladies of Whitby, especially Effie. And when unexpected help from the shadows of the past illuminates the dangers awaiting them, Brenda realises that she must save her friend - or the consequences will be eternal.

Enter Wildthyme

Enter Wildthyme

Author: Paul Magrs Format: Hardback Release Date: 12/01/2011

Doctor Who Demon Quest 4: Starfall

Doctor Who Demon Quest 4: Starfall

Author: Paul Magrs Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 02/12/2010

Two things arrive on the same night in Central Park, New York, 1976. The first is a fireball from space, bringing with it a new identity for one Alice Trefusis. The second is the TARDIS, carrying the Doctor and his friends on the trail of an unusual comic book cover. The Doctor's strength is sapped by something in the New York air - but what could cause such a malaise? As he and Mike are first mixed up with the police and then taken on an aerial ride over the city, Mrs Wibbsey comes face to face with the legendary Talkies film star Mimsy Loyne. And all the while, long multicoloured scarves and floppy felt hats are climbing the stairs of the Dakota Building... With Tom Baker as the Doctor, Susan Jameson as Mrs Wibbsey, Richard Franklin as Mike Yates, Trevor White as Buddy, Laurel Lefkow as Alice, Lorelei King as Mimsy Loyne, Rupert Holliday Evans as the Cop, and John Chancer as the Cultist, Starfall is the fourth of five linked stories written by the acclaimed Paul Magrs. 1 CD. 1 hr 13 mins.

Find and Replace

Find and Replace

Author: Paul Magrs Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 30/09/2010

Doctor Who Demon Quest 1: The Relics Of Time

Doctor Who Demon Quest 1: The Relics Of Time

Author: Paul Magrs Format: eBook Release Date: 01/09/2010

The Doctor's return to Nest Cottage lands him in trouble when a key component from the TARDIS disappears. Mrs Wibbsey is inadvertently responsible, but all she can offer in recompense is a bag containing four curious objects. It seems that each one is a clue, and the beginning of a chase through Time. In ancient Sussex they are apprehended by primitive tribesfolk, and mistaken for wizards. Can the revered goddess Wibbsentia get them out of hot water? Who is the fearful wizard in the neighbouring village, and why is the countryside littered with bodies? The Doctor and Mrs Wibbsey are about to discover that all is not right with history... With Tom Baker as the Doctor, Susan Jameson as Mrs Wibbsey, Nigel Anthony as the Wizard, Rupert Holliday Evans and Kate Sachs as the Warriors, and Richard Franklin as Mike Yates, The Relics of Time is the first of five linked stories written by the acclaimed Paul Magrs.