Peter Dickinson is a celebrated author. He has won multiple prizes, has published over 50 books and has been translated into 53 languages. He won the prestigious Carnegie Medal twice and the Crime Writer’s Golden Dagger twice. He is also a published poet. He was awarded the O.B.E in 2009 for services to literature.
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In the Palace of the Khans
Nominated for the 2014 Carnegie Medal
A thrilling modern-day adventure story set in an exotic landscape as an ambassador's son helps a girl escape after a bloody coup in which her father, the President, has been killed.
“A new book by Peter Dickinson is always something to be looked forward to. In the Palace of the Khans is very much vintage Dickinson, marrying as it does serious contemporary themes with exciting, almost Boy's Own adventure...This is old fashioned storytelling at its best presented in a clear, lucid, contemporary style that respects the intelligence of its young teenage audience.” - Books for Keeps