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Jan Needle - Author

About the Author

Jan Needle’s first job was as a journalist on the Daily Herald and he was soon writing radio and TV dramas as well as journalism, stage plays and novels. His early novels for children include the anti-racist My Mate Shofiq, which caused controversy on first publication. More recently Jan survived an orchestrated protest over Killing Time at Catterick, his expose of conditions among British Army recruits. Jan’s writing is often unflinchingly realistic but is tempered by a warm humanity and inventive sense of fun.

 

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Featured books by Jan Needle

Other books by Jan Needle

The Spithead Nymph

The Spithead Nymph

Author: Jan Needle Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/05/2004

The Wicked Trade

The Wicked Trade

Author: Jan Needle Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/04/2001

A Fine Boy for Killing

A Fine Boy for Killing

Author: Jan Needle Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/10/2000

The Bully

The Bully

Author: Jan Needle Format: Paperback Release Date: 23/02/1995

'Unbidden, Simon saw a face before his eyes, a girl's face with blonde hair. Unbidden, his teeth clamped shut, ground against each other. She was the target.' Simple, lumpy Simon Mason. Of course he's a bully and a liar, even his mother thinks so. And he's picking on that nice Anna Royle, her brother and Rebekka. Or is he? Has Simon been found guilty, sentenced and condemned without a proper hearing? Simon's teacher is determined to find out just who's bullying who. Hostilities reach a head when bully and victim meet for a final confrontation. Will the truth come out in time? Or have too many lies been told?