Winning Year: 1981
Author: Robert Westall
Title: The Scarecrows

Original Publisher: Chatto & Windus
Current Publisher: Definitions Paperback
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 0099482347
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Simon is outraged that his Mum plans to remarry. He can't bear her new fiancé or the way his mother and sister seem to have forgotten his late father. Overwhelmed by hatred and anger he seeks solace in a nearby abandoned water mill. Another powerful hatred lingers within its walls and it is about to be unleashed.

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Robert Westall was born in 1929 on Tyneside, where he grew up during the war. He went to the local Grammar School and then studied Fine Art at Durham University, and Sculpture at the Slade School of Fine Art in London. He worked as an art teacher in Cheshire and for the Samaritans. His books have been translated into ten languages and dramatised for television. Between 1986 until his death in 1993, he devoted himself to his writing.