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The Tightrope Walkers Novel by David Almond
A gentle visionary coming of age in the shadow of the shipyards of northern England, Dominic Hall is torn between extremes. He craves the freedom he feels when he balances above the earth on a makeshift tightrope with the eccentric girl artist next door, Holly Stroud—his first and abiding love.
David Almond (born 15 May 1951) is a British author who has written many novels for children and young adults from 1998, each one receiving critical acclaim. He is one of thirty children’s writers, and one of three from the UK, to win the biennial, international Hans Christian Andersen Award. For the 70th anniversary of the British Carnegie Medal in 2007, his debut novel Skellig (1998) was named one of the top ten Medal-winning works, selected by a panel to compose the ballot for a public election of the all-time favourite. It ranked third in the public vote from that shortlist. Almond was born in Newcastle upon Tyne in 1951 and raised in neighbouring Felling. His father was an office manager in an engineering factory and his mother a shorthand typist. He was raised Catholic at St Joseph’s Catholic Academy and had four sisters and one brother. As a child, he dreamed of becoming a writer and “wrote stories and stitched them into little books.” He describes his childhood as one with “much joy” but also “much sadness,” losing his younger sister and father at a young age.
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|Persian Title||کتاب بندبازان اثر دیوید آلموند|