Adele Broadbent

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Adele Broadbent Go and do something else. Have a rest from it for a while - could be an hour, could be a week. The answer usually shows itself and I'm away again.
Adele Broadbent The writing! The ideas and where my characters take me. That eureka moment when you've been stuck with something and BAM! the answer hits me.
Average rating: 3.78 · 127 ratings · 34 reviews · 5 distinct works
Too Many Secrets

3.69 avg rating — 48 ratings — published 2010 — 4 editions
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Just Jack

3.94 avg rating — 31 ratings — published 2011 — 3 editions
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Trouble in Time

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Between

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The Last Herrick Secret

3.90 avg rating — 10 ratings — published 2012
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Tales of Aotearoa (1) How Maui Fished up the North Island

Maui is sick of listening to his older brothers boasting about their fishing exploits. They say they will catch the biggest, the fastest, the meanest or the longest, but Maui vows to catch something even better. When they laugh at him he’s determined to prove himself and one day he hides in their waka (canoe).


Only discovered when it’s too late to turn back, the brothers are angry, blaming him f...

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From a baby in nappies, Ignatious Peck loved to build. With dirt, food, and even his dirty nappies, he built towers, structures and famous monument... Read more of this blog post »
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A Line in the Dark by Malinda Lo
A Line in the Dark
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Jess and Angie have been best friends forever, but Angie doesn't realise how Jess truly feels about her.
Jess would do anything for Angie and is happy just being around her - even while Angie is working at her job at the local ice cream parlour.

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Dak loves his Dad's corny jokes, the funny things he brings home from his job at the local rubbish tip and the time they spend together at the local aquarium. But then his Dad is gone - a loss Dak's mum can cope with.

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Clownfish
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Dak loves his Dad's corny jokes, the funny things he brings home from his job at the local rubbish tip and the time they spend together at the local aquarium. But then his Dad is gone - a loss Dak's mum can cope with.

The first place Dak can think to
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Adele Broadbent and 1 other person liked Kathleen Dixon's review of Between:
Between by Adele Broadbent
"Parents! Telling your kids not to go near a particular person (who lives just down the street nearly) is going to ensure that they do their best to 'accidentally' pass by or bump into that person. And then, seriously, grounding your child for a we..." Read more of this review »
Adele Broadbent and 1373 other people liked Patrick's review of Coraline:
Coraline by Neil Gaiman
"I've read this book many different times in many different ways.

I read it off the page when it first came out. Later, I listened to Gaiman's narration of the audiobook when I was sequestered in the north woods of Wisconsin in a desperate attempt..." Read more of this review »
The Last Days of Archie Maxwell by Annabel Pitcher
"Novels which open with no preamble are my favourite. I love having to scrabble for clues as the author immerses me into their world, with no arm bands for support. That is exactly what Annabel Pitcher does here.

Archie is the middle child of the Ma..." Read more of this review »
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The Mulberry Tree by Allison Rushby
The Mulberry Tree
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Immy has moved from Sydney Australia, to a small village in the UK. It's a new start for them after something happened at her father's work.

After seeing a few houses with a rental agent, they choose a cute little cottage with a large tree in the back
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The Mulberry Tree
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Immy has moved from Sydney Australia, to a small village in the UK. It's a new start for them after something happened at her father's work.

After seeing a few houses with a rental agent, they choose a cute little cottage with a large tree in the back
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Adele Broadbent Thanks. NZ winter weather gorgeous and sunny! Perfect for curling up in a sunny spot with a book!


Majenta Hi, Adele! Thanks for the Friend Request--Accepted! Happy July, how's the New Zealand weather? "Lissa Evans" was a familiar name to me--from her TV and BBCRadio(online) work! What a happy surprise that she's an author! I hope your writing is going well. Happy writing and reading and everything else.

Best wishes from Majenta


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