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Aidan Chambers

Author of Postcards from No Man's Land

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Works by Aidan Chambers

Postcards from No Man's Land (1999) 809 copies
Dance on My Grave (1982) 350 copies
Dying to Know You (2012) 173 copies
The Toll Bridge (1992) 134 copies
Breaktime (1978) 95 copies
The Present Takers (1983) 79 copies
Now I Know (1987) 76 copies
The Reading Environment (1991) 55 copies
Seal Secret (1980) 28 copies
World Zero Minus: An SF Anthology (1971) — Editor — 18 copies
Out of Time (1984) — Editor — 18 copies
Haunted Houses (1971) 14 copies
Ghosts That Haunt You (1980) 14 copies
On the Edge (Piper) (1991) 9 copies
Reading Talk (2001) 8 copies
A Haunt of Ghosts (1987) 8 copies
Great Ghosts of the World (1974) 8 copies
Blindside (2015) 6 copies
Ombre sulla sabbia (2016) 5 copies
Hi-Ran-Ho (1971) 4 copies
A Quiver of Ghosts (1987) 4 copies
War at sea (1978) 4 copies
Great ghosts (1991) 3 copies
Ghosts: v. 2 (Topliners) (1972) 3 copies
Johnny Salter (1970) 3 copies
Le secret de la grotte. (1986) 2 copies
The Age Between (2020) 2 copies
Non parlarmi d'amore (2019) 2 copies
Escapers (Topliners) (1978) 2 copies
The tenth ghost book (1974) 2 copies
The Eleventh Ghost Book (1975) 2 copies
La penna di Anne Frank (2011) 1 copy
Quando eravamo in tre (2008) 1 copy
Marle (1968) 1 copy
Loving You Loving Me (1986) 1 copy
Ghost Carnival (1977) 1 copy
Dream Cage (1982) 1 copy
Lasdagbok 1 copy
Ghosts — Editor — 1 copy

Associated Works

The Fourth Book of After Midnight Stories (1988) — Editor — 7 copies
Cricket Magazine, Vol. 5, No. 7, March 1978 (1978) — Contributor — 5 copies
Summer of 85 [2020 film] (2020) — Original book — 5 copies
Horrifying and Hideous Hauntings (1986) — Contributor — 2 copies
Signal 59 : appoaches to children's books, May 1989 (1989) — Contributor — 2 copies


Common Knowledge



YA scfi fi anthology with disturbing tales in Name that Book (March 2012)


4/10, it was ok.
Law_Books600 | Nov 3, 2023 |
I read this for the first time in Italian when i was 12 and my parents bought it for me without knowing what was inside (DO NOT buy it for your kids), and it is honestly the book that i best remember from my past.
The protagonist, Cordelia, is pregnant and wants to give her daughter a book that she wrote, following her life from when she was sixteen to the present. So we follow along the life of this teenager who wants to grow up, maybe quicker than necessary, having her first boyfriend and losing her virginity. Then a few major plot twist will happen but obviously no spoilers! So yeah, it is a very graphic book considering the amount of sex talk, but it's not crude or gross, it actually feels pretty natural.
Hands down, the best thing about it is the characterization of Cordelia, written by a man but so realistic that it kinda scares me at times. (Oh btw it's 850 pages, soooo...) I mean I just have very fond memories about this book, and I really really recommend it. It's full of wisdom and it makes you feel more in contact with reality (makes sense?)
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Valebaby | 23 other reviews | May 10, 2023 |
This book (which is actually two books, at least the version I read), mostly deals with how to get children to read and how to get kids to talk about what they've read ... which isn't really relevant to my life at all. I don't hang out with kids, I don't want kids, and I don't work with kids. Even so, it was interesting.

Actually, it made me think about reading, how I read, and what made me a reader as a child. I have no answers though, but maybe that's not always necessary. This year I read more than the past three years combined, but I can't tell you what was different, just that something was. The same way I can't tell what made me such an active reader, while my siblings barely read at all. I don't think book discussions had anything to do with it: I can't remember having participating in those at all when I was younger. Maybe that's a shame.

I did like one quote though, about how a lot of people don't read for pleasure. They read right before bed in the evening, so they can fall asleep, but that's not because they find it particularly enjoying or anything. It was an interesting observation I've never really made before, but it also makes sense: a lot of people that read a lot (myself included) can't really read before bed because we get too into it and stay up way too late. It's dangerous.

Anyway, my sister is studying to be a teacher for young children, I maye have to force this book upon her.
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upontheforemostship | 2 other reviews | Feb 22, 2023 |
CW: Suicidal thoughts
Mrs_Tapsell_Bookzone | 16 other reviews | Feb 14, 2023 |



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