Alex Shearer





Alex Shearer

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Alex Shearer started his writing career as a scriptwriter and has had great success in that field. His credits include The Two of Us, the 1990s sitcom starring Nicholas Lyndhurst. More recently he has started writing for children. His Wilmot stories have been adapted for TV by Yorkshire television, and his children's novel, The Greatest Store in the World, was screened as a feature length TV film on Christmas Eve 1999 by the BBC. Alex's recent novel 'The Speed of the Dark' was shortlisted for the 2002 Guardian Fiction Prize

Alex Shearer lives with his family in Somerset. He has written more than a dozen books for both adults and children, as well as many successful television series, films, and stage and radio plays. He has had over thirty d
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Average rating: 3.79 · 1,963 ratings · 295 reviews · 38 distinct works · Similar authors
Canned
3.61 of 5 stars 3.61 avg rating — 388 ratings — published 2006 — 6 editions
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Bootleg
3.92 of 5 stars 3.92 avg rating — 249 ratings — published 2003
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The Great Blue Yonder
3.82 of 5 stars 3.82 avg rating — 247 ratings — published 2001 — 9 editions
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The Stolen
3.91 of 5 stars 3.91 avg rating — 199 ratings — published 2003 — 6 editions
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The Hunted
3.75 of 5 stars 3.75 avg rating — 137 ratings — published 2005 — 5 editions
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Sea Legs
4.25 of 5 stars 4.25 avg rating — 131 ratings — published 2003 — 3 editions
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Tins
3.57 of 5 stars 3.57 avg rating — 111 ratings — published 2007 — 2 editions
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The Speed of the Dark
4.0 of 5 stars 4.00 avg rating — 108 ratings — published 2003 — 3 editions
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The Cloud Hunters (The Clou...
3.84 of 5 stars 3.84 avg rating — 92 ratings — published 2012 — 7 editions
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This Is the Life
3.5 of 5 stars 3.50 avg rating — 103 ratings — published 2014 — 6 editions
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“Time can do all sorts of things. It’s almost like a magician. It can turn autumn into spring and babies into children, seeds into flowers and tadpoles into frogs, caterpillars into cocoons, and cocoons into butterflies. And life into death. There’s nothing that time can’t do. Except run backwards. That’s its trouble really, it can only go one way.”
Alex Shearer, The Stolen

“Blood is thicker than water, as people say. (But then again so is ketchup.)”
Alex Shearer, The Stolen

“Mrs Chadwick used to say the same about my English, about going round the houses. But to be honest, I like going round the houses. And as for beginning at the beginning, the reason I never start there is that I don’t know where the beginning is, and that’s the honest truth. And anyway, I’ve never known anything in my whole life that ever started at the beginning. Things aren’t like that. They usually start about halfway through, or near the end, and then work their way backwards, that’s how must things are.”
Alex Shearer, The Stolen

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