The Call

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Oxford University Press, Jan 9, 2003 - Fantasy fiction - 130 pages
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In this collection of remarkable stories you'll find a blend of suspense, horror, the supernatural, and a touch of humour. The writing is of the highest quality, which readers have come to expect from this outstanding author.* Robert Westall was the first author to ever win the Carnegie Medal twice* Other awards won include the Smarties Prize and the Guardian Award* This book has remained in print for a number of years and we're very proud to be adding it to our Modern Classics list* Robert Westall died in 1993
 

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Contents

Woman and Home
1
Uncle Otto at Denswick Park
20
Warren Sharon and Darren
38
The Badger
68
The Call
87
The Red House Clock
103
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About the author (2003)

Author Robert Westall was born in Tynemouth, England on October 7, 1929. He grew up during World War II and his childhood experiences inspired much of his work. He studied Fine Art at Durham University and Sculpture at the Slade School of Art in London. Before becoming a full-time author in 1985, he worked as an art teacher. His first novel, The Machine Gunners, was published in 1975 and won the Carnegie Medal. Some of his other awards include The Carnegie Medal in 1982 for The Scarecrows, the Smarties Prize in 1989 for Blitzcat, and the Guardian Award in 1991 for The Kingdom by the Sea. He died on April 15, 1993.

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