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May 5, 2013 / peoplesbookprize

The Skipper’s Child By Valerie Poore

The People’s Book Prize Spring Collection – today’s highlighted book is:

The Skipper’s Child By Valerie Poore

ISBN 978-1-907984-11-2
Category 9 yrs – 16 yrs
Spring 2013


Arie Kornet hates school holidays on his family’s barge, RIVAL, which is home to Arie, his two sisters, his father, and his deaf mother. But because his father is a commercial skipper, all they do is travel from one place to another …. Arie is intensely frustrated with it all. It seems there is nothing for him to do, and no escape. That is, until an unexpected brush with Russian secret agents…

Author’s Biography

Valerie Poore was born in London, England, and after completing a number of degrees, she worked for a furniture restoration company until the birth of her first daughter. She lived a life of ‘self-sufficiency’ before going to South Africa in 1981 with her family. The Skipper’s Child was influenced by her Dutch partner’s growing up on a commercial barge. Although the people, events and anecdotes are founded in fact, the story is fictional.


Price: £7.99
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Patron:  Frederick Forsyth CBE

Founding Patron:  Dame Beryl Bainbridge DBE



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