Cuckoo in the Nest
By (author) Michelle Magorian
Cuckoo in the Nest by Michelle Magorian
Book DescriptionA wonderfully nostalgic story about one boy's determination to follow his dreams from the award-winning author of Goodnight Mr Tom. Amid the rubble of post-war Britain, Ralph is entranced by the theatre. He loves seeing the performances, talking to the actors, the buzz of the audience, and the corridors and dressing rooms backstage. But how can a working-class boy achieve his dream when there is no opportunity for theatre training? 'A fascinating story and a vivid picture of Britain in the 1940s' - The Times.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781405239578
(197mm x 128mm x 30mm)
Imprint: Egmont Books Ltd
Publisher: Egmont UK Ltd
Publish Date: 5-May-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Michelle Magorian
Front Room, Paperback (June 2016)
A spookily atmospheric tale full of heart-pounding suspense that will keep readers gripped right up to the very last page. From an award-winning author, this haunting story is sure to thrill and chill ghost-story lovers everywhere. Particularly suitable for struggling, reluctant and dyslexic readers aged 12+
In at the Deep End, Paperback (April 2016)
Super sporty tale with a strong message of self-belief and a lovely inter-generational friendship at its heart, from the award-winning author of Goodnight Mister Tom. Particularly suitable for struggling, reluctant and dyslexic readers aged 7+
Smile, Paperback (July 2015)
Absolutely charming Little Gem about changing families and new siblings, from Carnegie Medalist Michelle Magorian with illustrations by Sam Usher. High quality cream paper and a special easy to read font ensure a smooth read for all.
Goodnight Mister Tom, Hardback (June 2015)» View all books by Michelle Magorian
When the Second World War breaks out, young Willie Beech is evacuated to the countryside. A sad, deprived child, he slowly begins to flourish under the care of kind old Tom Oakley. But then his cruel mother summons him back to war-torn London... Will he ever see Mister Tom again?
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Author Biography - Michelle Magorian
Michelle Magorian was born in 1947 in Southsea, Portsmouth, of a Welsh mother and Irish father with an Armenian surname! Michelle spent her toddler years in Singapore and aged 7-9 in Australia. Michelle trained for the theatre at The Rose Bruford College of speech and drama in Kent from 1968 to 1969. It was while there that she started writing regularly. From 1969-1970 she was a mime student in Paris. Since then Michelle has worked in theatre, television and films and has an established reputation as a comedienne, performing in plays and musicals. Michelle also toured with her one woman mime show in Italy and England. Michelle's first novel Goodnight Mister Tom was published in the UK in 1981 and won numerous awards including the Guardian Children's Fiction Award. Michelle's other books include A Little Love Song, A Spoonful of Jam and Cuckoo in the Nest. In July 2006 she was awarded an Honorary Doctorate by Portsmouth University.
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