Description - Now I Know & The Toll Bridge by Aidan Chambers
In "Now I Know" the body of a young man, crucified on a metal cross, is found dangling from a crane in a scrapyard and subsequently vanishes. Tom, an ambitious young police officer, thinks he's had a lucky break when he's put in charge of this bizarre murder investigation. Nik is doing research for a film about a contemporary life of Jesus. Their independent investigations ultimately bring them together in an unexpected climax. This is a thought-provoking book about faith, spiritual experiences and teenage love and relationships. In "The Toll Bridge", everyone seems to know best when it comes to Jan's future - but he's still working out for himself who he really is. He feels so hemmed in by the pressures of family and friends, he decides to leave home and live alone in the house on the toll bridge. While there, he meets Tess and Adam and their close bond of friendship develops into something which has devastating effects for them all.
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(197mm x 128mm x 26mm)
Publisher: Random House Children's Publishers UK
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Author Biography - Aidan Chambers
Aidan Chambers lives in Gloucestershire with his American wife Nancy. He has received international acclaim for his provocative and challenging novels for teenagers and young adults. Among many prizes, he has won the Carnegie Medal and the American Printz Award for Postcards from No Man's Land and the Hans Christian Medal for the body of his work. His books are translated into many languages and he travels extensively on speaking engagements. He is a playwright and an anthologist and also writes stories for younger children. In 1982 Aidan and Nancy were given the prestigious Eleanor Farjeon Award for their work on behalf of children's books.