No Way to Go

  • Title: No Way to Go
  • Author: Bernard Ashley
  • ISBN: 9781408302392
  • Page: 350
  • Format: Paperback
  • No Way to Go A dark compelling novel about one girl s determination for the truth addressing gangs young deaths and crime with sensitivity and realism Amber is shocked when her brother falls to his death from
    A dark, compelling novel about one girl s determination for the truth, addressing gangs, young deaths, and crime with sensitivity and realism Amber is shocked when her brother falls to his death from a tower block She s convinced it wasn t an accident, and so begins her journey to discover the truth and bring some kind of justice for Connor Twists, turns, and a fabulousA dark, compelling novel about one girl s determination for the truth, addressing gangs, young deaths, and crime with sensitivity and realism Amber is shocked when her brother falls to his death from a tower block She s convinced it wasn t an accident, and so begins her journey to discover the truth and bring some kind of justice for Connor Twists, turns, and a fabulous multi layered plot create a thrilling and engrossing tale Set in south east London, this gritty and absorbing novel will appeal to both boys and girls.

    • No Way to Go by Bernard Ashley
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      Published :2019-06-25T03:21:59+00:00

    About Bernard Ashley


    1. Bernard Ashley lives in Charlton, south east London, only a street or so from where he was born He was educated at the Roan School, Blackheath and Sir Joseph Williamson s Mathematical School, Rochester After National Service in the RAF Bernard trained to teach at Trent Park College of Education, specializing in Drama He followed this with an Advanced Diploma at the Cambridge Institute and has been awarded honorary Doctorates in Education by the University of Greenwich and in letters by the University of Leicester During his career as a teacher he worked in Kent, Hertfordshire, Newham and Greenwich, with thirty years of headships in the last three He is now writing full time His first novel, The Trouble with Donovan Croft recently re issued by OUP , was published in 1974 and won the Other Award, an alternative to the Carnegie Medal for which he has been shortlisted three times Nineteen further novels have followed, gaining him a reputation as a gritty writer in sympathy with the under dog In Margaret Meek s view he gets inside children s heads, who say that this is what it s like for them.Of Tiger Without Teeth Philip Pullman wrote in The Guardian A commonplace setting, an everyday situation, ordinary characters Bernard Ashley s great gift is to turn what seems to be low key realism into something much stronger and resonant It has something to do with empathy, compassion, an undimmed thirst for decency and justice In a way, Ashley is doing what Play for Today used to do when TV was a medium that connected honestly with its own time, and what so few artists do now using realism in the service of moral concern Johnnie s Blitz Barn Owl , drew on his wartime experiences as a child in and around London while Little Soldier Orchard sums up his writing a pacy plot with an emotional turning point, a theme that concerns him, and characters that grip as real people It was shortlisted for the Guardian young fiction prize and for the Carnegie Medal His latest novel is Flashpoint a thriller, the third of the Ben Maddox stories.Bernard s picture books include Double the Love Carol Thompson illustrating from Orchard, Growing Good Bloomsbury , Cleversticks, and A Present for Paul Harper Collins Tamarind published The Bush, illustrated by Lynne Willey His popular stories for young readers include Dinner Ladies Don t Count Puffin , Justin and the Demon Drop Kick, and I m Trying to Tell You both Happy Cat Television work has included Running Scared from which he wrote the novel , The Country Boy BBC and his adaptation of his own Dodgem which won the Royal Television Society award as the best children s entertainment of its year.Stage plays are The Old Woman Who Lived in A Cola Can Edinburgh Festival and tour , The Secret of Theodore Brown Unicorn Theatre for Children in the West End , and Little Soldier published by Heinemann A strong family man, Bernard is married to Iris Ashley, a former London headteacher, and they have three sons Their eldest, Chris, also a headteacher, co wrote with Bernard the TV series Three Seven Eleven Granada , and his latest Wasim books were published in 2007 by Frances Lincoln David is a London headteacher and an expert on children s reading and Jonathan is an actor, writer and director whose writing for theatre includes Stiffs and who was writer and voice director in Los Angeles and London on Primal and Ghosthunter for Playstation 2.Bernard and Iris have four grandchildren, Paul, Carl, Rosie and Luke.


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    1. The first few chapters had me in goosebumps!It is a thriller mystery and a fun read that is set in Londen.A little boy Connor can climb any mountain with his eyes close so what happens when his sister gets the report he "fell off a building". Why did he wear 2 different colors in his shoe laces can her 10 year old baby brother have been involved in a gang?I liked it a little bit * * * (3 stars)Some of the chapters were dull and contained paragraphs I just wanted to scan. It was nerve cutting tho [...]

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    2. Some bits were interesting and compelling but others seemed a bit pointless. There were too many points of view and some that didn't really add to the plot and seemed like filler. I liked Amber and Sunil though.

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    3. It was a great read, keeping you hooked along the way. Some of it was lacking in detail and some of it was predictable but I loved it!!!! It definitely deserves 5 stars!

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    4. This book was quite good. It was a bit confusing at times with all of he gang talk but i did it enjoy it and really wanted to find out what happened. I would recommend it.

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    5. Still reading No comment really.

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