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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
Albeson and the Germans
Albeson and the Germans (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780006719007
ISBN-10: 0006719007
Genre: Literature & Fiction

Another Fine Mess
Another Fine Mess (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780233973708
ISBN-10: 0233973702

As Seen on TV
As Seen on Tv (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780434953325
ISBN-10: 0434953326

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

The Bee Rustlers
The Bee Rustlers (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780416293104
ISBN-10: 0416293107

Bee Rustlers The
Bee Rustlers The [Collins young fiction] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780001840430
ISBN-10: 0001840436

Behind the Bike Sheds
Behind the Bike Sheds (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780416518405
ISBN-10: 0416518400

Behind the Bike Sheds Annual 1986
Behind the Bike Sheds Annual 1986 (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780361069335
ISBN-10: 0361069332

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

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

Brecht (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780226570228
ISBN-10: 0226570223
Genre: Literature & Fiction

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

Cascades - My Mate Shofiq
Cascades - My Mate Shofiq [Collins Cascades] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780003300055
ISBN-10: 0003300056

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

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

El Ladron [the Thief] (Hardcover)
A Game of Soldiers
A Game of Soldiers (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780006724605
ISBN-10: 0006724604
Genre: Literature & Fiction

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

Going Out
Going Out (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780006721352
ISBN-10: 0006721354
Genre: Literature & Fiction

Great Days at Grange Hill
Great Days at Grange Hill (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780233976808
ISBN-10: 0233976809

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

In the Doghouse
In the Doghouse (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780434953295
ISBN-10: 0434953296

The Spithead Nymph Sea Officer William Bentley Novels 3 [Sea Officer William Bentley Novels, No. 3.] (Paperback)
The Thief Play [Plays Plus] (Paperback)
Undertaker's Wind [Will Bentley] (Paperback)