No Use Crying

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Frances Lincoln Children's Bks, Jun 26, 2012 - Juvenile Fiction - 320 pages
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Secrets, secrets, secrets, she thought. It?s just another word for lying. The discovery of a grandfather Niki thought had died years ago means a sudden move to London and the start of a whole new life. Niki has to learn quickly to fit in and survive in the school halls and on the tough streets. And at the same time she must get to know her grandad and come to terms with the fact that her mum has been hiding the truth. But when Niki suddenly discovers her mum?s biggest lie of all, could it change their relationship ? and Niki?s own sense of identity ? for good? This warm and powerful coming-of-age story is a sparkling debut from a brilliant fresh talent, filled with colourful characters that will stay with you long after the book is finished. Listen to a Podcast with Zannah Kearns at

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Lovely novel - nicely balanced plot and the author has a great ear for dialogue. I enjoyed how much of a book lover's book it was, with little references to all sorts of things worked in here and ... Read full review

About the author (2012)

Zannah Kearnsis a first-time author who grew up in a village near St Albans. She studied English Literature at Cardiff University, and later returned there to complete an MA in Creative Writing. She has spent most of her professional life working with teenagers — from Costa Rica to UK inner cities. She has also worked in Communications in the charity sector. Kearns lives in Maidenhead, United Kingdom, with her husband and young son.

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