Alan Gibbons





Alan Gibbons

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Alan Gibbons is an author of children's books and a Blue Peter Book Award. He currently lives in Liverpool, England, where he used to teach in a primary school. His father was a farm laborer, but was hurt in an accident when Alan was eight years old. The family had to move to Crewe, Cheshire where Alan experienced bullying for the first time. He began to write for his pupils as a teacher, but never tried to get any of his work published.

Gibbons trained to be a teacher in his mid-thirties and starting writing short stories for his students. Later, he began to write professionally. In 2000, he won the Blue Peter Book Award in the category "The Book I Couldn't Put Down" category for Shadow of the Minotaur. He was a judge for the 2001 Blue Pete
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Hate has won the Wirral Paperback of the Year Award.


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Published on June 24, 2015 08:22
Average rating: 3.75 · 2,298 ratings · 265 reviews · 84 distinct works · Similar authors
Shadow of the Minotaur (Leg...
3.59 of 5 stars 3.59 avg rating — 383 ratings — published 2000 — 12 editions
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The Edge
3.68 of 5 stars 3.68 avg rating — 198 ratings — published 2002 — 7 editions
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Scared to Death (Hell's Und...
3.96 of 5 stars 3.96 avg rating — 183 ratings — published 2007 — 4 editions
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Caught in the Crossfire
3.84 of 5 stars 3.84 avg rating — 159 ratings — published 2003 — 4 editions
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An Act of Love
3.9 of 5 stars 3.90 avg rating — 146 ratings — published 2011 — 5 editions
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Hate
3.91 of 5 stars 3.91 avg rating — 127 ratings — published 2014 — 3 editions
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Vampyr Legion (Legendeer, #2)
3.77 of 5 stars 3.77 avg rating — 121 ratings — published 2000 — 4 editions
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Hold On
3.94 of 5 stars 3.94 avg rating — 115 ratings — published 2005 — 3 editions
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Warriors of the Raven (Lege...
3.8 of 5 stars 3.80 avg rating — 101 ratings — published 2001 — 3 editions
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The Demon's Assassin (Hell'...
4.07 of 5 stars 4.07 avg rating — 85 ratings — published 2008 — 4 editions
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“Misery is a routine you can learn to live with. It's like rain. Once you're soaked to the skin, you can't get any wetter.”
Alan Gibbons, The Dark Beneath

“Riley was the exception to the feast of cholesterol. For him it was dry toast, black coffee and lashings of self pity.”
Alan Gibbons, The Dark Beneath

“Sometimes, when I was looking out for my own happiness, I almost forgot you existed.”
Alan Gibbons, The Edge

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