• Catch Anthony Calf in NEW TRICKS at 9pm on BBC1
  • Catch David Newman in NEW TRICKS at 9pm on BBC1
  • Ellan Parry designs EACH SLOW DUSK for Pentabus on tour
  • Douglas Dunn has won Queen Gold Medal for Poetry 2014
  • James Turner designs MILKMILKLEMONADE at the Oval House Theatre
  • Tim Mascall designs FULLY COMMITTED at the Menier Chocolate Factory
  • Jonathan O'Boyle is Associate Director on THIS IS MY FAMILY on tour
  • George Dennis designs sound for REGENERATION on tour
  • See SELFIE by Brad Birch for the NYT at the Ambassadors Theatre
  • Lloyd Wood is Associate Director on GYPSY at Chichester
  • Anya Reiss' adaptation of UNCLE VANYA plays at the St James Theatre

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Lyn Gardner

Lyn Gardner

Children's Author

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About

Lyn Gardner was born in London. A theatre critic on The Guardian, she goes to the theatre five or six nights a week, which should leave no time for writing books at all. Prior to joining The Guardian she was a tea lady, a waitress, sold (or failed to sell) advertising space for a magazine called Sludge, wrote for The Independent and helped found the London listings magazine, City Limits, the largest publishing co-op in Europe. She and her two daughters have one venerable goldfish (there were two, but one came to a tragic end) and a horse--who is the most demanding, temperamental and expensive member of the family.

Latest Publication:

THE GHASTLY MCNASTYS: RAIDERS OF THE LOST SHARK (1st May 2014, Piccadilly Press)

The Ghastly McNastys are the meanest pirates to ever sail the seven seas and are completely obsessed with treasure! They are closing in on Captain Syd's legendary hoard, but a film crew has come to Little Snoring and is right in their way. But there's a stroke of luck - they are making a pirate movie, and the McNastys think they can work as extras and steal the treasure! Youngsters Tat and Hetty have outwitted them before and can see what the dastardly duo is really up to - but will anyone believe them?

 

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THE GHASLTY MCNASTYS: THE LOST TREASURE OF LITTLE SNORING
2013
Piccadilly Press
Pirates ahoy! An island-of-treasure adventure starring the nastiest pirates ever to sail the seven seas! The McNasty twins are horrible. Even fish put their fingers over their eyes when they see the twins coming in their ship, The Rotten Apple! But when the despicable pirates never-ending quest for treasure takes them to the island of Little Snoring and brings them up against honest youngsters Tat and Hetty, they find they've more than met their match. The disgusting McNastys and their vile antics will have children squirming, and squealing with laughter from beginning to end!
OLIVIA'S CURTAIN CALL
2013
Nosy Crow
Olivia and her friends are auditioning for a production of Romeo and Juliet in the West End. It makes Olivia realise just how much she wants to be an actress, like her mum was. But her father asks her to perform with him in a high-wire stunt instead. How can she choose between her parents? And love is in the air at the Swan School of Theatre and Dance. But when the curtain falls, will everyone get their fairytale happy ending?
OLIVIA AND THE GREAT ESCAPE
2013
Nosy Crow
Jack Marvell’s latest stunt is to stay up on a high-wire for thirty days and nights. Olivia is worried for her father, but very proud of him. But then the rumours start, claiming that Jack’s cheating. Olivia must give her all to her role in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and also prove to the world that her father is no fraudster…
OLIVIA'S WINTER WONDERLAND
2012
Nosy Crow
It's winter at the Swan Academy, and that means panto! While Olivia practises being the back end of a horse, everyone else is auditioning for a major new movie. Soon the school is full of rivalry and suspicion, nasty tricks and strange mysteries. To lighten the mood, Eel organises a festive ice-skating trip. But as the skaters twirl and leap among the twinkling lights, Olivia realises that the season of goodwill is anything but -
OLIVIA'S ENCHANTED SUMMER
2012
Nosy Crow
School's out for summer! Olivia and her friends are going to be spending August in Edinburgh, home to the world-famous Fringe Festival. They can't wait to get there, to stay in the beautiful city and soak up the Festival atmosphere, while the Swan Circus performs every day to wild applause and rapturous reviews - With such passion, such good friendships and the summer stretching out before them, what could possibly go wrong?
OLIVIA AND THE MOVIE STARS
2012
Nosy Crow
The Swan Academy is under threat from closure due to a building development next door. Into this tense atmosphere come Cosmo and Cosima, the famous singing/acting twins from Hollywood. They are starring in Peter Pan and are learning to fly! A series of mysterious accidents in the theatre threaten to close the production, and Olivia's dad, who is flying consultant, gets the blame. Olivia uses her highwire skills to get hold of the development plans and a protest campaign is organised. But then another accident takes place - a rope has been cut through and the twins are nearly killed. Who is doing this - and why?
OLIVIA FLIES HIGH
2011
Nosy Crow
Olivia is waiting impatiently to tell her best friends the good news about the highwire act - it's been picked to perform in New York for a night! But her friends have news of their own - Olivia loses herself in learning the trapeze, while Tom begins his West End stage career in The Sound of Music. But weird things keep happening, and soon Tom is on the verge of losing everything he's ever wanted. It wouldn't have anything to do with the return of Katie Wilkes-Cox, would it? In a nail-biting finale, Olivia performs not one but two daring rescues before tragedy strikes - As for Katie, could it be So Long, Farewell - for ever -
OLIVIA'S FIRST TERM
2011
Nosy Crow
Olivia is sad and lonely and angry - angry that she's been dumped with her sister eel at her grandmother's school, and angrier still that that school turns out to be a stage school where there's no encouragement for her to do what she loves best: practice her circus skills. But in the course of a turbulent first term, Olivia finds out much more than she bargained for about the theatre, about friendship, about enemies, about her family and about herself.
OUT OF THE WOODS
2009
David Fickling Books
The fun fair is in town! With its clouds of pink candyfloss and whirling big wheel, what child could resist such temptation? Little do the Eden sisters know that they are being lured into a wicked witch's lair ...Barely escaping from a deadly game of hide-and-seek in the enchanted fair, our three heroines flee through the woods, with several ravenous wolves and a sweet-toothed lion hot on their heels. But now they face their biggest challenge yet. Will the Eden sisters ever truly be out of the woods?
INTO THE WOODS
2007
David Fickling Books
Taking inspiration from numerous fairytales and weaving them into a wholly original story, "Into The Woods" is a whirlwind of a novel, full of imaginative happenings, dastardly deeds and thrilling adventure. Our guides are three sisters: Storm, Aurora and Anything Eden. Accidentally orphaned and left to fend for themselves in a decaying mansion on the edge of the wilds, they come to the very much unwanted attention of the sinister Dr DeWilde: a scar-faced gentleman with a pied waistcoat and an unhealthy interest in rats. He's after a tiny little musical pipe that Storm has inherited, and he'll stop at nothing to get it. Fleeing into the woods, our courageous and eccentric sisters evade kidnap (almost), resist the temptation of sweet-filled orphanages (nearly!), and begin a treacherous journey across raging rivers, over mountains of ice, through deathly silent ghost towns and beyond the lairs of child-eating ogresses. With ravenously hungry wolves snapping at their heels every step of the way! Featuring wonderful illustrations by award-winning illustrator Mini Grey, "Into The Woods" is a classic tale with a very modern twist and will delight readers of every generation.
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