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Phil Earle


UK flag (b.1974)

Phil was born in Hull in 1974, and he studied English and Drama at Hull University. He worked for a year as a carer in a childrens home, then after training as a drama therapist, he worked in a therapeutic community in London, which cared for multiply abused adolescents. Then, changing tack completely, he chose a marginally more sedate life as a childrens bookseller. It was here that he developed an obsession for kids literature, in particular, young adult fiction.

After three years at Ottakars, he became a sales rep, and then a key account manager for Transworld/Random House, and is now sales director at Simon and Schuster Childrens Books.

Phil lives in South East London with his wife and three young children.
 

Genres: Children's Fiction
 

Phil Earle recommends
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Twitch (2021)
M G Leonard
"Cracking characters, beyond pacy plotting and an ending that is almost Bugsy Malone-esque!"
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When The War Came Home (2022)
Lesley Parr
"This wonderful second novel firmly establishes Lesley as one of our finest writers of historical fiction. We should talk about her in the same way we talk about Hilary McKay, Emma Carroll & Tom Palmer ... I hope it reaches the wide audience that it truly deserves."
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The Secret of Splint Hall (2022)
Katie Cotton
"Exquisite storytelling . . . A future classic."
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Dead Good Detectives (2022)
Jenny McLachlan
"This is proof, not that it's needed, that Jenny McLachlan is a writer of enormous heart and versatility. I'm a really big fan."
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Resist (2022)
(Conkers)
Tom Palmer
"One of the very finest historical storytellers for children."

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