Ross Welford - Author

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Ross Welford was a journalist and television producer before becoming a full-time writer. He lives in London with his wife, children, a border collie and several tropical fish. This is his first novel.

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The 1,000-year-old Boy

The 1,000-year-old Boy

Author: Ross Welford Format: Paperback Release Date: 11/01/2018

The astonishing, beautiful new story for all readers of 10 and over from the bestselling and Costa-shortlisted author of TIME TRAVELLING WITH A HAMSTER. 'A wonderful story' Kiran Millwood Hargrave There are stories about people who want to live forever. This is not one of those stories. This is a story about someone who wants to stop... Alfie Monk is like any other nearly teenage boy - except he's 1,000 years old and can remember the last Viking invasion of England. Obviously no one believes him. So when everything Alfie knows and loves is destroyed in a fire, and the modern world comes crashing in, Alfie embarks on a mission to find friendship, acceptance, and a different way to live... ... which means finding a way to make sure he will eventually die. `Boasts all the ing redients of a great book: brave kids, bold storytelling and a blistering plot. Full of humour and heart' Abi Elphinstone, author of The Dreamsnatcher `The 1000-year-old Boy is a breathtakingly epic story that you won't be able to put down. In Alfi e, Ross Welford has created an unusual and fascinating boy who you are rooting for right from the fi rst word. An original, surprising, moving and compelling read - I loved it' M. G. Leonard, author of Beetle Boy `A wonderful story told with Welford's trademark warmth, wit and cleverness. Another great read from one of my favourite middle-grade writers' Kiran Millwood Hargrave, author of The Girl of Ink and Stars `A cracking story about family and friendship that spans all ages' Christopher Edge, author of The Many Worlds of Albie Bright `Delightful, charming and fi lled with humour. This is a unique and uplifting tale of a boy who lives a thousand years, yet still remains young at heart' Peter Bunzl, author of the Cogheart Adventures

1,000-year-old Boy

1,000-year-old Boy

Author: Ross Welford Format: eBook Release Date: 11/01/2018

The astonishing, beautiful new story for all readers of 10 and over from the bestselling and Costa-shortlisted author of TIME TRAVELLING WITH A HAMSTER.There are stories about people who want to live forever.This is not one of those stories.This is a story about someone who wants to stop...Alfie Monk is like any other nearly teenage boy - except he's 1,000 years old and can remember the last Viking invasion of England.Obviously no one believes him.So when everything Alfie knows and loves is destroyed in a fire, and the modern world comes crashing in, Alfie embarks on a mission to find friendship, acceptance, and a different way to live...... which means finding a way to make sure he will eventually die.

What Not to Do If You Turn Invisible

What Not to Do If You Turn Invisible

Author: Ross Welford Format: Paperback Release Date: 29/12/2016

From the author of the unforgettable bestseller TIME TRAVELLING WITH A HAMSTER comes another surprising, beautiful and funny novel about a child who, by disappearing, will write herself into your heart forever... Turning invisible at will: it's one way of curing your acne. But far more drastic than 13 year-old Ethel Leatherhead intended when she tried a combination of untested medicines and a sunbed. It's fun at first, being invisible. And aided by her friend Boydy, she manages to keep her extraordinary ability secret. Or does she...? When one day the invisibility fails to wear off, Ethel is thrown into a nightmare of lies and deception as she struggles to keep herself safe, to find the remedy that will make her seen again - and solve the mystery of her own birth...

What Not to Do If You Turn Invisible

What Not to Do If You Turn Invisible

Author: Ross Welford Format: eBook Release Date: 29/12/2016

From the author of the unforgettable bestseller TIME TRAVELLING WITH A HAMSTER comes another surprising, beautiful and funny novel about a child who, by disappearing, will write herself into your heart forever...Turning invisible at will: it's one way of curing your acne. But far more drastic than 13 year-old Ethel Leatherhead intended when she tried a combination of untested medicines and a sunbed.It's fun at first, being invisible. And aided by her friend Boydy, she manages to keep her extraordinary ability secret. Or does she...?When one day the invisibility fails to wear off, Ethel is thrown into a nightmare of lies and deception as she struggles to keep herself safe, to find the remedy that will make her seen again - and solve the mystery of her own birth...

Time Traveling With a Hamster

Time Traveling With a Hamster

Author: Ross Welford Format: eBook Release Date: 04/10/2016

Back to the Future meets The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time in this original, poignant, race-against-time story about a boy who travels back to 1984 to save his father's life. My dad died twice. Once when he was thirty-nine and again four years later, when he was twelve. On his twelfth birthday, Al Chaudhury receives a letter from his dead father. It directs him to the bunker of their old house, where Al finds a time machine (an ancient computer and a tin bucket). The letter also outlines a mission: travel back to 1984 and prevent the go-kart accident that will eventually take his father's life. But as Al soon discovers, whizzing back thirty years requires not only imagination and courage, but also lying to your mom, stealing a moped, and setting your school on fireoh, and keeping your pet hamster safe. With a literary edge and tons of commerical appeal, this incredible debut has it all: heart, humor, vividly imagined characters, and a pitch-perfect voice.From the Hardcover edition.

Time Travelling With A Hamster

Time Travelling With A Hamster

Author: Ross Welford Format: eBook Release Date: 28/01/2016

For readers who loved Wonder and The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time this extraordinary debut will make you laugh and cry. A story that crosses time and generations, for adventure-loving readers young and old. "e;My dad died twice. Once when he was thirty nine and again four years later when he was twelve."e;On Al Chaudhury's twelfth birthday his beloved Grandpa Byron gives him a letter from Al's late father. In it Al receives a mission: travel back to 1984 in a secret time machine and save his father's life. Al soon discovers that time travel requires daring and imagination. It also requires lies, theft, setting his school on fire and ignoring philosophical advice from Grandpa Byron. All without losing his pet hamster, Alan Shearer... Time Travelling With a Hamster is a funny, heart-warming race-against-time - and across generations - adventure that you will won't be able to put down.

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