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Robert Dodds

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Charles Dickens, P.G. Wodehouse and Hilary Mantel

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Robert Dodds writes for both adults and children. His books have been published by Andersen Press (Random House), Polygon, and A&C Black (Bloomsbury). His short stories have been anthologized by HarperCollins and broadcast on BBC Radio Four. His latest book is the historical novel for adults, ‘The Garden of Earthly Delights’, inspired by the work of the 15th Century artist Hieronymus Bosch ("a thrillingly entertaining read" Historical Novel Society review). His first novel for children, 'The Midnight Clowns' (2000, Andersen Press) was short-listed for the Kathleen Fidler Award, and also published in France by Flammarion. His other children's novels are 'Nightland' (2002, Andersen Press), 'The Secret of Iguando' (2004, Andersen Press, also p ...more

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Average rating: 3.89 · 195 ratings · 22 reviews · 12 distinct worksSimilar authors
The Garden of Earthly Delights

4.04 avg rating — 80 ratings — published 2014 — 2 editions
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Paradise Por Favor

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Sitting Duck

3.73 avg rating — 30 ratings — published 2011 — 4 editions
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The Haunted Mobile

3.09 avg rating — 11 ratings — published 2011 — 5 editions
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The Murrian

3.75 avg rating — 8 ratings — published 2008
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Nightland

4.17 avg rating — 6 ratings — published 2002 — 2 editions
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The Secret of Iguando

really liked it 4.00 avg rating — 6 ratings — published 2004
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Rattlesnake and Other Tales

4.50 avg rating — 2 ratings — published 2001 — 3 editions
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The Art School Murders

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Pitch Dark. Robert Dodds

2.50 avg rating — 2 ratings — published 2012 — 4 editions
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All Kindle editions of my books are free to download for a few days, including my new novel 'Paradise Por Favor'. The only exception is 'The Garden of Earthly Delights', which is temporarily available at the reduced price of 99c/99p
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Description: The first chapter of my historical novel, inspired by the 15th Century painting by Hieronymus Bosch.
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