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Kate Thompson is one of the most exciting authors writing for young people today for she is a born storyteller, is highly original and thought-provoking in her ideas. She has travelled widely in the USA and India and studied law in London. After living in County Clare, she moved to Kinvara in County Galway and there, three years ago, she discovered her passion for playing the fiddle. She is now an accomplished player and also has a great interest in restoring instruments. Kate Thompson has won the Children’s Books Ireland Bisto Book of the Year award three times – in 2002 for The Beguilers, in 2003 for The Alchemist’s Apprentice and in 2004 for Annan Water. The New Policeman won the Guardian Children’s Fiction Prize and the Whitbread Book Award Children’s category in 2005.

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Featured Books, with extracts, by Kate Thompson

That Gallagher Girl by Kate Thompson
That Gallagher Girl
Kate Thompson
If you feel stuck in a rut, hemmed in perhaps, by a routine job and/or the day-to-day grind of children and housework then Cat Gallagher, the heroine of this book, will bring out the rebellious hippy maverick you could have...
Format: Paperback - Released: 17/03/2011
The White Horse Trick by Kate Thompson
The White Horse Trick
Kate Thompson
In a dramatic climax to The New Policeman Trilogy, the time is the end of the 21st century and climate change has wiped out a whole country leaving it unable to support its pitiful population. Those who are left are...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/10/2009
Creature of the Night by Kate Thompson
Creature of the Night
Kate Thompson
Shortlisted for the Carnegie Award 2009 and shortlisted for the Bisto Irish Children's Book Award. From multi-award winning author Kate Thompson comes another absorbing read, blazing an enthralling path between the stark realities of modern-day society and the fantasy for...
Format: Paperback - Released: 02/04/2009
The Fourth Horseman by Kate Thompson
The Fourth Horseman
Kate Thompson
Intrigue abounds in this stunning story about modern science, religious fundamentalism and the human thirst for power from a multi-award winning author. Incredibly topical, it is also a powerful and gripping read that will have you questioning our...
Format: Paperback - Released: 07/06/2007

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