Nigel Hinton

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Nigel Hinton was born and educated in London. After two years in advertising, he worked as an English teacher for nine years. His first novel, Collision Course (winner of the Dutch Silver Pen Award) was written as a result of a challenge from one of his pupils. He began teaching part-time and also worked as a professional actor before concentrating on his writing.

Nigel is the ever-popular author the Beaver Towers series of stories for primary school readers (which has been adapted for TV), and, for secondary school readers, he wrote the Buddy trilogy. His novel The Finders won him the Federation of Children’s Book Groups Award.

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Nigel Hinton I would like to go to the world of Bertie Wooster and have Jeeves sort out all my problems.
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Four years ago I was doing a week of talks in schools and I was asked two questions that were different from the usual "How long does it take to write a book?" or "How much money do you make?" The first was, "Why do all writers write about families that are split up or unhappy? Why not write about a happy, normal family?" I replied that I wasn't sure what a 'normal' family was and that 'normal' fo Read more of this blog post »
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I would like to go to the world of Bertie Wooster and have Jeeves sort out all my problems.
Out of the Darkness by Nigel Hinton
"A great adventure, surprisingly dark and intense at times for a children's/ teen's book... Well for a non fantasy one to come out during Harry potter's early days at least. Still remains one of my favs to this day and is the only one in that category" Read more of this review »
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Out of the Darkness by Nigel Hinton
"I absolutely loved this book. Maybe it was due to the fact I myself am a teenager, but I found it really easy to empathise with the characters. The story-line had a real John Green type feel, with the main male role being beta to his love interest, t" Read more of this review »
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Out of the Darkness by Nigel Hinton
"Despite my recommendation, this isn't really a book about religion. It's more than that- although Lelia definitely has a faith & this affects her actions (which is interesting to see but can I point how bored I am that I've only ever seen one YA rega" Read more of this review »
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