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Tom Avery
Tom Avery was born and raised in London in a very large, very loud family, descendants of the notorious pirate, Henry Avery. He trained as a teacher and has worked with children in inner city schools in London and Birmingham. In 2010, Tom's debut novel, Too Much Trouble, won the Diverse Voices... show more

Tom Avery was born and raised in London in a very large, very loud family, descendants of the notorious pirate, Henry Avery. He trained as a teacher and has worked with children in inner city schools in London and Birmingham. In 2010, Tom's debut novel, Too Much Trouble, won the Diverse Voices Book Award. My Brother's Shadow, published in January 2014, is his first story for Andersen Press. Tom lives in North London with his wife and two sons. He would not cope without them. Tom's wife, Chloe, is an illustrator.
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Selan
Selan rated it 5 years ago
This is the sequel to Too Much Trouble. I barely remember anything of the first book, since it's been a while since I read it. I couldn't even remember the characters names or anything, but after a while it did all start coming back. The book focuses on two brothers, Prince and Emmanuel (nicknamed...
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Selan rated it 7 years ago
This was a really great book. The title and cover led me to think that this was to do with running away from gangsters or something, but actually it touches some pretty deep subjects. Living without parents, abuse at home, facing starvation and eviction, drug dealers...wow, not what I expected.Parts...
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