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Down to the Wire by Bernard Ashley
  

Down to the Wire

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A brilliant adventure for any budding journalist to get their teeth into. Ben Maddox is in the cut and thrust world of journalism and when heâs sent off to report from the fragile peace of the Ivory Coast he finds himself in a situation that is more than just dangerous. But can he deliver a story that could be front page news.

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Down to the Wire by Bernard Ashley

Just after rescuing the home secretary's daughter from kidnappers, Ben Maddox stumbles across another human interest story. Soon Ben finds himself thrust, full throttle, into an adventure about a child protegee, set against a background of politics and child trafficking - and this time there in no going back.

About the Author

Bernard Ashley is one of the top writers for teenagers today. Drawing on his experience as a headteacher in a South London school he writes exciting, hard-hitting stories for the young adult reader plus picture book and younger fiction texts. Bernard's first novel, The Trouble with Donovan Croft won the 'Other Award', an alternative to the Carnegie Award and since then Bernard has written extensively both for television and the children's book market. His adaptation of his own novel Dodgem won the Royal Television Society Award for the Best Children's Entertainment Programme. Bernard has written a number of successful novels for Orchard Books. Tiger Without Teeth was chosen as the Guardian's Children's Book of the Week, Little Soldier about the gang-run estates of inner London was shortlisted for both the Carnegie and Guardian Fiction Award and Revenge House a hard-hitting crime thriller are all typical of Bernard's highly charged, gritty approach. Bernard Ashley lives in South East London only a street or so from where he was born. During his time as a teacher and headteacher he worked in Kent, Hertfordshire, Newham and Greenwich. Visit Bernard Ashley at: www.bashley.com

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Book Info

Publication date

7th September 2006

Author

Bernard Ashley

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Publisher

Hachette Children's Books

Format

Paperback
256 pages
Interest Age: 12+

Categories

NewGen - YA Fiction
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General fiction (Children's / Teenage)

ISBN

9781846160592

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