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Alex Shearer was born in Wick, in the far north of Scotland. His father was a blacksmith and his mother was a secretary. He enjoyed writing from an early age, and sold his first television script about thirty years ago. He went on to write several TV series, stage plays, radio plays and comedy scripts. Moving into writing for children, his novels BOOTLEG and THE GREATEST STORE IN THE WORLD were adapted for television by the BBC, and his 2003 novel THE SPEED OF THE DARK was shortlisted for the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize. He lives in Somerset and is married with two grown-up children.

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This is the Life by Alex Shearer
This is the Life
Alex Shearer
A morbidly humorous story of death. Two boys brought up in abject poverty lose their father to lung cancer when they are 12 and 13, then their mother as young adults. There is huge rivalry between the boys, the elder,...
Format: Paperback - Released: 12/02/2015

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