Aftershock by Bernard Ashley

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Makis and his mother Sofia escape a devastating Greek earthquake which has claimed his father's life. They move to North London and at first it is hard, especially at school, but being a gifted footballer, Makis slowly begins to fit in. But through no fault of his own, Makis lets down his team at an important match and the whole school, even the teachers, seem to turn against him.

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Bernard Ashley is one of the top writers for teenagers today. Drawing on his experience as a headteacher in a South London school he writes exciting, hard-hitting stories for the young adult reader plus picture book and younger fiction texts. Bernard`s first novel, The Trouble with Donovan Croft won the `Other Award`, an alternative to the Carnegie Award and since then Bernard has written extensively both for television and the children`s book market. His adaptation of his own novel Dodgem won the Royal Television Society Award for the Best Children`s Entertainment Programme. Bernard has written a number of successful novels for Orchard Books. Tiger Without Teeth was chosen as the Guardian`s Children`s Book of the Week, Little Soldier about the gang-run estates of inner London was shortlisted for both the Carnegie and Guardian Fiction Award and Revenge House a hard-hitting crime thriller are all typical of Bernard`s highly charged, gritty approach. Bernard Ashley lives in South East London only a street or so from where he was born. During his time as a teacher and headteacher he worked in Kent, Hertfordshire, Newham and Greenwich. Visit Bernard Ashley at:
Published June 8, 2011 by Frances Lincoln Ebooks. 145 pages
Genres: Sports & Outdoors, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Football (soccer to Americans), his father’s mandolin and his concern for his widowed mother carry Makis through an earthquake on the Greek island of Kefalonia to a new life in Camden Town in London.

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In the 1950s, Makis, a young Greek boy, is brought to London by his mother after their home is destroyed by an earthquake.

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