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Annerton Pit

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A blind boy and his brother set out on a motorcycle in search of their ghost-hunting grandfather

It all starts with the postman. Jake cannot see the mail, but he is an excellent listener, and he can tell by the sound the mail makes when it hits the floor that bad news is coming. At the top of the pile is a very thin letter rejecting Jake’s brother, Martin, from every colle
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Hardcover, 175 pages
Published by Gollancz (first published 1977)
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Colin
Aug 13, 2016 rated it liked it
Peter Dickinson wrote many really wonderful books for children and young people as well as his thrillers for adults. The range of subjects he covered in them was enormously impressive, from the dawn of civilisation, to nineteenth century China, from the Old Testament, to boy soldiers in late twentieth century Africa, and high fantasy in his later novels and everything else in between. Annerton Pit is something of a classical boys adventure story with a supernatural edge. What is unusual is that ...more
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Jan 06, 2011 rated it really liked it
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I read this book as research for a course i am doing. I must say that i was pleasantly surprised. It wasn't my normal type of read, but it held my attention all the way through. Although it was meant to be a scary story, it was not too scary for its readership. The characters have a bit of a tough time of it and get stuck in a haunted mine. they need to find a way out and fast. This book was quite enjoyable.
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Peter Malcolm de Brissac Dickinson OBE FRSL (born 16 December 1927) was a prolific English author and poet, best known for children's books and detective stories.

Peter Dickinson lived in Hampshire with his second wife, author Robin McKinley. He wrote more than fifty novels for adults and young readers. He won both the Carnegie Medal and the Whitbread Children's Award twice, and his novel The Blue
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