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Kiler Davenport Live: Interview with Author Steve Martin

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APRI 2015

APRI 2015


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Steve Martin attended Birmingham City University where he gained a degree in English. Since then,

he has worked mainly in education, including 15 years teaching English in prisons. He currently lives in Llandudno in North Wales with his wife and two sons. Steve has had six non-fiction children's books published with Buster Books, one of Britain’s leading publishers of children's books. He has also had a range of other work published, including abridged classics for children and his adult novel, Going Down, based on his experience of working in the prison system. Please visit the author’s website: http://www.steve-martin.co.uk/

Here is a brief synopsis of his current title:


Kevin Beeston is a 15-year-old on work assignment with his father's company. The company demolishes old buildings, replacing them with mass-produced buildings. In one of the buildings Kevin
encounters a group of ghosts. He finds that these spirits are tied to the old buildings and once the building is destroyed, so are they. Kevin then begins a campaign to save the natural habitat of the ghosts.

The Poppleham Ghosts is more than a ghost story and is more concerned with the manner in which the modern world is increasingly sterile and mass-produced and leaves no place for the imagination
(symbolized by the ghosts).This is a book that will appeal to Young Adults making the transition from childhood to adulthood and battling with the pressures and realities of today’s world.