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Jan Needle (Full name James Albert Needle) is an English author born in 1943. He was born and grew up in Portsmouth on the South coast of England, coming from a family with strong naval and military connections. He has written over thirty novels, as well as books and plays for adults and children, books of critisicm, cartoons and radio and television serials and series.

After studying to becoming a journalist and despite poor grades in English, he moved to the North-West of England at age 20 to work for the Daily Herald newspaper. At 25 he took a Drama degree course at Manchester University, quitting full time journalism after working for various papers. His first novel, Albeson and the Germans, was published in 1977.

In the early '90s, he wrote four adult novels under the pseudenym 'Frank Kippax': The Scar, The Butcher's Bill, Other People's Blood and Fear of Night and Darkness.

His historical nautical series, the William Bentley novels, are known for showing the British Navy in a less favourable light than most fictional books in the genre tend to, and for removing some of the romantic gloss that is often attached to the genre.

He currently lives in Uppermill, Oldham and West Didsbury, Manchester in the Northwest of England, and has five children.

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Total Books: 85
Wagstaffe the Windup Boy
2009 - Wagstaffe the Windup Boy (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781904529415
ISBN-10: 1904529410

Auf See unter Wlfen
2008 - Auf See Unter Wlfen (Other)
ISBN-13: 9783548266770
ISBN-10: 3548266770

The Woman in White
2007 - The Woman in White (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9780744556834
ISBN-10: 074455683X
Genres: Children's Books, Teen & Young Adult

2007 - Dracula (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9781406305814
ISBN-10: 1406305812

Undertaker's Wind
2006 - Undertaker's Wind [Will Bentley] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780972630351
ISBN-10: 097263035X
Genre: Literature & Fiction

Pralle Segel  keine Gnade
2005 - Pralle Segel Keine Gnade (Other)
ISBN-13: 9783548262963
ISBN-10: 3548262961

Bram Stoker's Dracula
2004 - Bram Stoker's Dracula (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780744586534
ISBN-10: 0744586534
Genres: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Teen & Young Adult

Harte Zeiten vor dem Mast
2004 - Harte Zeiten Vor Dem Mast (Other)
ISBN-13: 9783548259130
ISBN-10: 3548259138

The Spithead Nymph  Sea Officer William Bentley Novels 3
2004 - The Spithead Nymph Sea Officer William Bentley Novels 3 [Sea Officer William Bentley Novels, No. 3.] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781590130773
ISBN-10: 1590130774
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.

The Wicked Trade
2001 - The Wicked Trade [Sea Officer William Bentley, Bk 2] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780935526950
ISBN-10: 0935526951
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.

A Fine Boy for Killing
2000 - A Fine Boy for Killing [Sea Officer William Bentley, Bk 1] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780935526868
ISBN-10: 0935526862
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 4.2/5 Stars.

Le Voleur
1999 - Le Voleur (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9782081646469
ISBN-10: 2081646463

Cascades  The Bully
1997 - Cascades the Bully [Collins Cascades] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780003303193
ISBN-10: 0003303195

The Bully
1995 - The Bully (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780140364194
ISBN-10: 0140364196
Genre: Children's Books

The War of the Worms
1993 - The War of the Worms [Young Puffin Story Books] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780140349191
ISBN-10: 0140349197

Game of Soldiers
1993 - Game of Soldiers [Cascades] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780003300888
ISBN-10: 0003300889
Genres: Children's Books, Nonfiction

Wagstaffe and the Life of Crime
1992 - Wagstaffe and the Life of Crime (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780006743446
ISBN-10: 0006743447
Genre: Literature & Fiction

1992 - Bogeymen [Hippo fiction] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780590540155
ISBN-10: 0590540157
Genre: Literature & Fiction

Mad Scramble
1992 - Mad Scramble (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780749709235
ISBN-10: 0749709235
Genre: Literature & Fiction

As Seen on TV
1992 - As Seen on Tv (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780749709242
ISBN-10: 0749709243
Genre: Literature & Fiction

In the Doghouse
1991 - In the Doghouse [Springy & Sam] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780749706692
ISBN-10: 0749706694
Genre: Literature & Fiction

1991 - The Sleeping Party [Springy & Sam] (Paperback)
1990 - The Thief Play [Plays Plus] (Paperback)
1989 - The Thief [Puffin Books] (Paperback)
1989 - Wild Wood [Gryphon Books] (Paperback)
1986 - The Size Spies [Lions] (Paperback)
1985 - Behind the Bike Sheds [Pied Piper Books] (Hardcover)
1983 - Cascades My Mate Shofiq [Collins Cascades] (Hardcover)
1982 - Another Fine Mess [Lions] (Paperback)
1981 - Brecht (Hardcover)Hardcover
1980 - Bee Rustlers The [Collins young fiction] (Hardcover)
1979 - My Mate Shofiq [Lions] (Paperback)
1942 - Cascades Albeson and the Germans [Collins Cascades] (Hardcover)
El Ladron [the Thief] (Hardcover)
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