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Sandra Glover - Author

About the Author

Sandra Glover was born in Manchester in 1953. She took a History degree at the University of Lancaster and then did her teacher training in York. She was Head of the History Department at a Comprehensive School in Luton.

When she was little her favourite books were the Narnia series by C.S. Lewis and Black Beauty by Anna Sewell. Her favourite places were anywhere historical.

She is married and has three children, two boys and a girl. She now lives in Cumbria. Her interests include books, theatre, film, history, cooking and animals.

The Nowhere Boy was her first children’s novel and was published by Andersen in October 1997. It was shortlisted for the 1999 Lancashire Children’s Book of the Year Award.

Sandra Glover’s second book Breaking the Rules was published by Andersen in 1998 and her third book, The Girl Who Knew, published May 2000, were also shortlisted for the Lancashire Children’s Book of the Year Award. Her first novel for younger readers was e-(t)mail (2002), followed by The Foxcroft Files (2003) and My Spooky Sister (2004). Her most recent novel for younger readers is Message from Mia (2007), which was shortlisted for the Nottingham Brilliant Book Award 2007 and the RED Book Award (Falkirk) 2008.

Sandra’s teenage novels include Face to Face (2001), Crazy Games (2002), Can You Keep a Secret? (2002), You (2003), Spiked (2005), It Didn’t Happen (2005), Don’t Tell (2006) and Dangerously Close (2008).

Featured books by Sandra Glover

Other books by Sandra Glover

Hairy Horror

Hairy Horror

Author: Sandra Glover Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/04/2014

Anna loves her new home, but if there's one thing she doesn't like, it's the scary basement her step-brother, Hal, lives in. Hal is a genius, and one day Anna discovers the top secret special project he's been working on: an enormous hairy spider called Tula! Anna is absolutely terrified - can she ever learn to live with a ginormous monster tarantula lurking in the house? Illustrated beautifully throughout by Kate Grove Perfect for readers of 7+

Fallout

Fallout

Author: Sandra Glover Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/01/2011

'It was too late to move. He'd almost reached her. It was like that moment that's supposed to happen just before you die, when everything comes rushing back, your life flashing before you. Only this wasn't her whole life, just the worst part.' The music pulses, lights flash and raised voices echo in Hannah's head. Her parents are away and her impromptu house-party has got completely out-of-hand. But when Hannah wakes up the next morning with her head throbbing and the house wrecked, she realises these are the least of her problems. From the fallout of the party emerges an accusation of rape that tears friends apart, divides opinion and shatters lives.

Identity

Identity

Author: Sandra Glover Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/03/2010

Three girls, Cate, Jessica and Louise, have different personalities and are from opposite ends of Britain, yet have more in common than they can possibly imagine. Could Louise's strange annual appointments with Dr Jay have something to do with it? Is what Jessica once saw at the Science Museum the key? Or perhaps Cate's own unusual family is the critical clue? As the secrets start to emerge and the puzzle unravels, the girls each have to face the devastating truth in their own unique ways. Set in the near future this intriguing book explores the all too human results of a scientific experiment that confronts the deepest and darkest taboos.

Dangerously Close

Dangerously Close

Author: Sandra Glover Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/01/2008

'Everything, as far as Dee could tell, was a laugh to Hazel and Abbie. They were just the kind of friends she needed.' When Dee's traumatised family start a new life, she is relieved to find two uncomplicated, fun-loving friends. But with the onset of problems for one, and a controlling boyfriend influencing the other, Dee notices frightening parallels with her own troubles. Is she seeing things clearly, though? And will her efforts to help mean revealing family secrets? Secrets they so desperately want to keep hidden.

The Crash

The Crash

Author: Sandra Glover Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/09/2007

Close Call

Close Call

Author: Sandra Glover Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 31/01/2007

Beastly Things in the Barn

Beastly Things in the Barn

Author: Sandra Glover Format: Paperback Release Date: 29/09/2006

Spiked!

Spiked!

Author: Sandra Glover Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/05/2006

Debra's drink is spiked at a party, and she is abducted. In the race to find her, the police find plenty of suspects. There's her would-be boyfriend, and her sister's ex.: she has had a row with both of them. And, as her parents are prominent in the community, there are plenty of people with grudges against the family. Fear and distrust taint every relationship. When at last she is returned to her family, Debra cannot identify her abductor, and her well-wishers realise that they must find and expose the person before any of them can begin to recover from the trauma. Sandra Glover has written another gripping story of mystery and suspense that will keep her readers guessing until the very last page. She can write with enormous conviction and power about teenage life, weaving a story with such subtle shifts and sudden turnings that it is impossible to second guess.

You

You

Author: Sandra Glover Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/05/2005

How would you cope if you committed a terrible crime as a youngster - not even a teenager - and were then released back into the community as a young adult, attempting to make a new life for yourself? Scared to ever let down your guard and let people know who you are? Scared to look back and see what 'you' did in the past? And - just a little - hopeful that the future could be so much better than your past - This is what faces Alex in this hardhitting new novel from Sandra Glover.

Can You Keep a Secret?

Can You Keep a Secret?

Author: Sandra Glover Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/04/2004

'Secrets. She hated secrets. Even the nice kind bothered her-'Karen doesn't want to get mixed up with Zoe at all, let alone listen to Zoe's shocking secret - that Zoe is pregnant! Then, some months later, a baby is found abandoned and Zoe suddenly claims that her previous confession had been made up. Karen is devastated. For Zoe's actions force her to examine her own thoughts about her own traumatic past (she, too, was found as a baby, abandoned, and is now adopted). When Karen realizes what she must do, she finds it's a step into the spotlight - for Zoe, unlike Karen, really can't keep a secret-

Crazy Games

Crazy Games

Author: Sandra Glover Format: Hardback Release Date: 15/05/2002

The last thing Brad wants to encourage is the friendship of Colford Rattersby, a strange boy who talks to statues and who seems to live in a fantasy world because the real one is so awful. But, despite having plenty of problems of his own, not least his relationship with fiery Stacey, Brad gets drawn into Colford's increasingly bizarre behaviour and the games which are starting to drift from harmless fantasy towards dangerous reality . . .

Face To Face

Face To Face

Author: Sandra Glover Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/04/2002

'I'm not in control.' Adelle whispered . . . Convinced she is fat, Adelle hates looking in mirrors, hates seeing her podgy reflection. But when she unpacks the beautiful antique mirror her gran left her six painful months earlier, it becomes much, much worse. For now Adelle can see a pale, alien face staring back at her - like a trapped ghost. Can new friend Naomi help? Naomi is worried about Adelle, especially about her weight. But when Adelle finally begins to talk, Naomi can hardly believe what she is hearing . . .

Cue Cumbria The Country's Young People Write

Cue Cumbria The Country's Young People Write

Author: Sandra Glover Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/10/2000

BREAKING THE RULES

BREAKING THE RULES

Author: Sandra Glover Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/06/2000

When a teacher discovers that a rebellious pupil is doing her work experience placement in an old people's home, she is horrified. This is an inspiring story of a problem child whose life is changed forever as she battles with authority.

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