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Books By Sally Nicholls - Author

I was born in Stockton-on-Tees, just after midnight, in a thunderstorm. My father died when I was two, and my brother Ian and I were brought up my mother. I always wanted to write - when people asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up, I used to say "I'm going to be a writer" - very definite.

I've always loved reading, and I spent most of my childhood trying to make real life as much like a book as possible. My friends and I had a secret club like the Secret Seven, and when I was nine I got most of my hair cut off because I wanted to look like George in the Famous Five. I was a real tomboy - I liked riding my bike, climbing trees and building dens in our garden. And I liked making up stories. I used to wander round my school playground at break, making up stories in my head.

I went to two secondary schools - a little Quaker school in North Yorkshire (where it was so cold that thick woolly jumpers were part of the school uniform) and a big comprehensive. I was very lonely at the little school, but I made friends at the comprehensive and got on all right. I didn't like being a teenager very much, though.

After school, I got to be an adult, which was fantastic. I went and worked in a Red Cross Hospital in Japan and then travelled around Australia and New Zealand. I jumped off bridges and tall buildings, climbed Mount Doom, wore a kimono and went to see a ballet in the Sydney Opera House. Then I came back and did a degree in Philosophy and Literature at Warwick. In my third year, realising with some panic that I was now supposed to earn a living, I enrolled in a masters in Writing for Young People at Bath Spa. It was here that I wrote Ways to Live Forever. I also won the prize for the writer with most potential, through which I got my agent. Four months later, I had a publisher.

I now live in a little house in Oxford, writing stories, and trying to believe my luck.

Photo credit Barrington Stoke website

Author's Website: https://www.sallynicholls.com/

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Yours From the Tower

Sally Nicholls

Paperback

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£8.99 £9.99

The Button Book

Sally Nicholls

Paperback

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£6.29 £6.99

Who Makes an Ocean?

Sally Nicholls

Paperback

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£7.19 £7.99

Godfather Death

Sally Nicholls

Hardback

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£11.69 £12.99

Yours From the Tower

Sally Nicholls

Hardback

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£13.49 £14.99

Who Makes an Ocean?

Sally Nicholls

Hardback

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£11.69 £12.99

The Knight's Kiss

Sally Nicholls

Paperback

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£7.19 £7.99

Leabhar nam Putan

Sally Nicholls

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All About Ella

Sally Nicholls

Paperback

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£6.29 £6.99

The Button Book

Sally Nicholls

Board book

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£7.19 £7.99

Season of Secrets

Sally Nicholls

Paperback

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£7.19 £7.99

The Silent Stars Go By

Sally Nicholls

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£7.19 £7.99

Who Makes a Forest?

Sally Nicholls

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£7.19 £7.99

A Secret in Time

Sally Nicholls

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£6.29 £6.99

An Escape in Time

Sally Nicholls

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£6.29 £6.99

A Chase In Time

Sally Nicholls

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£6.29 £6.99

A Christmas in Time

Sally Nicholls

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£6.29 £6.99

Ways to Live Forever (2019 NE)

Sally Nicholls

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£7.19 £7.99

All Fall Down

Sally Nicholls

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£7.19 £7.99

Things a Bright Girl Can Do

Sally Nicholls

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£8.09 £8.99

Shadow Girl

Sally Nicholls

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£7.19 £7.99

A Lily, A Rose

Sally Nicholls

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All Fall Down

Sally Nicholls

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All Fall Down

Sally Nicholls

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Out of the Rubble

Sally Nicholls

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£8.09 £8.99