The call and other stories

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Viking, 1989 - Juvenile Fiction - 118 pages
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A collection of stories dealing with the supernatural features tales of ordinary human beings doing ordinary things and inadvertently summoning supernatural things into their lives.

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THE CALL AND OTHER STORIES

User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

By a fine, dependable British author whose fiction ranges from sf to WW II-set novels (The Kingdom by the Sea, 1991): six stories partaking of the supernatural. A truant is trapped in a house where ... Read full review

Contents

Woman and Home
1
Uncle Otto at Denswick Park
18
Warren Sharon and Darren
35
The Badger
63
The Red House Clock
95
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About the author (1989)

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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