Robert Westall





Robert Westall

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in North Shields, Northumberland, The United Kingdom
January 01, 1929

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Robert Westall was born in North Shields, Northumberland, England in 1929.

His first published book The Machine Gunners (1975) which won him the Carnegie Medal is set in World War Two when a group of children living on Tyneside retrieve a machine-gun from a crashed German aircraft. He won the Carnegie Medal again in 1981 for The Scarecrows, the first writer to win it twice. He won the Smarties Prize in 1989 for Blitzcat and the Guardian Award in 1990 for The Kingdom by the Sea. Robert Westall's books have been published in 21 different countries and in 18 different languages, including Braille.

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The Machine-Gunners
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3.79 of 5 stars 3.79 avg rating — 989 ratings — published 1975 — 22 editions
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Blitzcat
3.9 of 5 stars 3.90 avg rating — 498 ratings — published 1989 — 11 editions
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The Kingdom by the Sea
3.99 of 5 stars 3.99 avg rating — 190 ratings — published 1990 — 18 editions
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The Cats of Seroster
3.87 of 5 stars 3.87 avg rating — 108 ratings — published 1984 — 4 editions
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Scarecrows
3.68 of 5 stars 3.68 avg rating — 131 ratings — published 1981 — 10 editions
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Futuretrack 5
3.98 of 5 stars 3.98 avg rating — 106 ratings — published 1983 — 7 editions
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The Devil on the Road
4.2 of 5 stars 4.20 avg rating — 76 ratings — published 1978 — 9 editions
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Ghost Abbey
3.4 of 5 stars 3.40 avg rating — 104 ratings — published 1988 — 11 editions
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The Watch House
3.5 of 5 stars 3.50 avg rating — 80 ratings — published 1977 — 11 editions
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The Wind Eye
3.75 of 5 stars 3.75 avg rating — 65 ratings — published 1977 — 8 editions
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“He smelt of English sweat and English beer, and it was a good cure for dead faces.”
Robert Westall, Harvest

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