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Who am I? Here are 6 clues… 1.I was born in Sussex in 1954 2.I did very badly at school 3.I failed my 11 plus and went to Secondary Modern School 4.I.

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2 Who am I? Here are 6 clues… 1.I was born in Sussex in I did very badly at school 3.I failed my 11 plus and went to Secondary Modern School 4.I remember a teacher bawling me out for doing a story in a way she hadn't ordered 5.I eventually got job as a journalist with the local newspaper 6.I had decided that I really wanted to write and that no other career would do. Guess me? More clues?

3 5 More Clues about me 1.I packed in the job as soon as Id finished my training 2.Then I got on with writing my first book 3.For the next fifteen years, I wrote on and off, 4.When I was 30 I moved to Inner-city Bristol 5.Around which my first real book was written Guess me? More clues?

4 Even lots more clues….. 1.At about 35 I began to think it was time for me to really try hard to see if I could make writing work for me 2.I did short stories, radio drama, and children's fiction 3.The Cry of the Wolf, was short listed for the Carnegie medal. Here are some of my books… 4.Billy Elliot 5.The Birdman 6.The Ghost Behind the Wall 7.Kite You have to Guess Me now…

5 Have a guess, Im one of these 6… Click on one of the names below: 1.Arthur RansomeArthur Ransome 2.Ellis PetersEllis Peters 3.Jilly CooperJilly Cooper 4.Melvin BurgessMelvin Burgess 5.Alistair McCleanAlistair McClean 6.Jim DavisonJim Davison

6 Hard luck, back you go to…. First page of clues Second page of clues Third page of clues Or Guess again

7 Yes, youre right… See more about me at the following URL: melvinburgess/index.htmhttp://web.onetel.net.uk/~ melvinburgess/index.htm Who else could you do this about? Make one of your own…. Im………….. Melvin Burgess

8 Thats all folks…..


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