British author of children's fiction.
When Gemma, a rebellious 14-year-old bored with life in her small seaside town, decides to run away to join her boyfriend Tar in London, the pair are offered shelter in a squat. They meet two heroin addicts and are themselves soon hooked, while Gemma is forced into prostitution to pay for the drug.
I mean-I like girls. I get on well with them. And I like sex. Not that I’ve had all that much experience of it—not with another person being in the room at the same time, anyway. I just can’t somehow put the two together. I can be getting on really well with a girl but as soon as I get an inkling that there might be a chance of anything happening, I just freeze up. It’s scary.
Dino, Jonathan, and Ben have got some problems, mostly with Jackie, Deborah, and Alison.
Dino’s girlfriend Jackie, the most beautiful girl in school, drives him mad with lust, but won’t go all the way and relieve Dino of his desperately unwanted virginity.
Jonathan likes Deborah. She’s smart and funny and she makes him feel very sexy, but she’s kind of plump and his mates…[more]
David screamed and the ghostly boy opened his mouth and screamed back. But his scream wasn't the scream of a child - it was the scream of an old, old man. "Come back, come back," screamed the ghost in his cracked old voice. "Don't leave me. Don't go!"
Twelve-year-old David lives with his dad in a big old apartment building called Mahogany Villas. When he discovers he can climb through the vent pipes in the building and get into other apartments and play tricks on people, he simply can't resist.
His main victim is Robert Alveston, a forgetful man in his nineties who is afraid that he is losing his mind. But David's nasty pranks soon disturb more than his elderly neighbor. One day he comes face-to-face with a ghost, at first friendly but more and more terrifying as it becomes clear that he has a particular grudge against Mr Alveston. Soon both the old man and David are in great danger.
A group of street children, who survive on sorting through the rubbish on a tip for Mother Shelly, get involved in a baby kidnap. If they can return the baby and claim the reward they will be able to start a new life. But this story of dreams ends in disaster.