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Bernard Ashley - Author

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Ronnie's War

Ronnie's War

Author: Bernard Ashley Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/07/2010

Ronnie Warren lives with his mum while his dad is away fighting. For him, World War II brings a whirlwind of events and emotions that carry him through the terror of the London Blitz to evacuation and romance in Lancashire, from adolescent misunderstandings to the bittersweetness of Victory in Europe Day, 1945. From schoolboy hero to teenage survivor, this is Ronnie' s story. Bernard Ashley' s great gift is to turn what seems to be low-key realism into something much stronger and more resonant. It has something to do with empathy, compassion, an undimmed thirst for decency and justice. Phillip Pullman

Justin and the Grandad War Middle Bears - Reading with Confidence

Justin and the Grandad War Middle Bears - Reading with Confidence

Author: Bernard Ashley Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/07/2009

Solitaire

Solitaire

Author: Bernard Ashley Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 31/10/2008

This is a challenging and provocative new novel from Carnegie-nominated author Bernard Ashley.When shipwrecked 'Pax' is discovered by an elderly man searching for his only grandson and the heir to his business, the two form an unlikely but powerful bond. But as Pax regains his memories, haunting truths and guilt-ridden deception reveal that their destinies have been long intertwined by a silent betrayal that could yet tear them apart.From the terrors of people-trafficking in Smokescreen, Bernard Ashley delves into the murky waters of the arms trade for Solitaire's shipwrecks, secrets and shocking discoveries, that will have readers gripped from the start.

Angel Boy (Adobe Ebook)

Angel Boy (Adobe Ebook)

Author: Bernard Ashley Format: eBook Release Date: 14/07/2008

Angel Boy

Angel Boy

Author: Bernard Ashley Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/07/2008

The holidays lie heavy on young Leonard Boameh. His schoolfriends live far away from his home town of Accra, his nana is no fun, and his dad - who's great - is away working most of the time. So Leonard decides to run away for a few hours, and when Nana isn't looking he takes the tro-tro bus to Elmina, a historic European fort built to imprison West African slaves shipped off to America. There are lots of rough kids begging there, and before Leonard knows what's happening, he is kidnapped by the meanest gang of all, who plan to use his angel-face to fleece the tourists. Leonard is now a slave, trying to escape from a living nightmare. Bernard Ashley's thought-provoking Ghanaian story, set in the sinister, poverty-driven underworld of gangland, leads to a taut, thrilling climax. This title is also available as an ebook, in either Kindle, ePub or Adobe ebook editions

The Trouble with Donovan Croft

The Trouble with Donovan Croft

Author: Bernard Ashley Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/06/2008

When Keith gets a new foster brother, he's not too happy about it. But when this boy won't talk to him, Keith realizes that things are going to be much harder than he originally thought. And it's not just Keith who Donovan won't speak to - he won't speak to anybody at all. The other kids at school take Donovan's silence to be a sign of a bad attitude and start to bully him. Keith knows he has to stick up for him, but that means the bullies are just going to pick on him too . . .

Ben Maddox: Ten Days To Zero

Ben Maddox: Ten Days To Zero

Author: Bernard Ashley Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/04/2008

When journalist Ben Maddox is thrust full-throttle into an investigation for Zephon TV, he worries that he's in over his head. But as he digs deeper, he realises that what's really important is being prepared to fight for what you believe in, and if that means risking his life, then that's exactly what he will have to do...

Ben Maddox: Flashpoint

Ben Maddox: Flashpoint

Author: Bernard Ashley Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/08/2007

Ben Maddox is in trouble...After disobeying her orders on his last assigment, Ben has been banished by his boss, to work in the archives at Zephon TV. But he is desperate to follow up a hot lead about drug trafficking. To his dismay when his boss eventually relents, she gives him the show-biz brief, but it turns out to be more dangerous than Ben could ever have imagined . .

Smokescreen

Smokescreen

Author: Bernard Ashley Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/06/2006

This is an electrifying thriller about the highly topical subject of people-smuggling, from one of the UK's leading children's authors. Ellie has been scared of water since her mum drowned, so when her dad decides to move to a pub by a canal in East London, Ellie is afraid. But she soon thinks there's something more disturbing about the pub than just its setting. Something is going on at the weekly music night and Ellie and new friend, Flo are determined to find out what, despite warnings to back off. The music night is clearly a smokescreen for something, but what? Bundled from country to country on a harrowing journey from a tiny Chinese village with the false promise of a better life in England, Song Fang Yin knows the truth. If she can escape her captors, she could help Ellie expose it.

Ben Maddox: Ten Days To Zero

Ben Maddox: Ten Days To Zero

Author: Bernard Ashley Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/04/2005

When journalist Ben Maddox is thrust full-throttle into an investigation for Zephon TV, he worries that he's in over his head. But as he digs deeper, he realises that what's really important is being prepared to fight for what you believe in, and if that means risking his life, then that's exactly what he will have to do...

Justin and the Demon Drop Kick

Justin and the Demon Drop Kick

Author: Bernard Ashley Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/03/2005

Torrent!

Torrent!

Author: Bernard Ashley Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/08/2004

When the dam cracks open, Tom knows he's in trouble. Help appears from a mysterious source in this fast-paced action adventure. Barrington Stoke specialise in books for reluctant, struggling and dyslexic readers.

Tiger Without Teeth

Tiger Without Teeth

Author: Bernard Ashley Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/02/2004

Hard Stew always gets what he wants, but he's not the only thing chasing Davey. There's also a secret -- the sort that jumps up on you and is more frightening than a hundred Hard Stews. The sort you've got to stare in the face. If you've got the guts...Shortlisted for the Sheffield Children's Book Award and the Angus Award.

Johnnie's Blitz

Johnnie's Blitz

Author: Bernard Ashley Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/09/2003

East Ender Johnnie Stubbs is on the run from the law. His dad's in the army and he has no mother. Innocent Johnnie finds himself protecting little Shirley, a 3-year-old traumatized girl whose house has been bombed and her mother left in a coma. With some dodgy stuff, they head away from the London blitz to the country, where Johnnie meets up with gypsy girl Biddy and her people. Johnnie finds that whatever he has to prove, it is most importantly to himself. And how can he get Shirley back where she belongs - and at what cost to do so?

Revenge House

Revenge House

Author: Bernard Ashley Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/02/2002

When Sophia and her mum move into Revenge House, on the lonely and windswept Romney Marshes, little do they know how the timbers of the ancient building are steeped in the secretive life of the marshes. They are both struggling to cope with the death of Sophia's father, although Sophia is embarking on a tentative romance with a local boy who is sensitive to her feelings. But suddenly they all find themselves sucked in to a criminal underworld that will eventually threaten their lives.

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