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Predator`s gold by Philip Reeve

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Philip Reeve

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Philip Reeve was born in Brighton, England on February 28, 1966. He has a younger sister. He wrote his first story at the age of five. It was about a space man named Spike and his dog Spock. Philip attended St Luke`s School in Queens Park, where he enjoyed composing, drawing, studying history, acting and absolutely disliked math, physical education or getting involved in fights. Influenced by Oliver Postgate, BBC TV series Jackanory and Blue Peter, Asterix, Look and Learn magazines, Swallows and Amazons books, Airfix models, the comedy publication Whizzer and Chips, John R.R. Tolkien, Star Wars, cookies, bicycles and boats. Then Philip moved to Stanley Deason Secondary School in Whitehawk, a suburb of Brighton (Stanley Deason Secondary School in Whitehawk). There, he continued to enjoy writing, drawing, history and acting, was tolerant of the sciences and still disliked math, physical education, and getting into fights. During his studies, he acquired an interest in illustrations, the legends of King Arthur and the creation of ultra-low-budget films on super-8mm film cameras. As a teenager, he attended Varndean Sixth Form College. There, he persistently continued to enjoy writing, drawing, history and acting, but still disliked math. Also, there was no interest in physical education and he still did not get involved in fights. After two years of study at the Cambridgeshire College of Arts and Technology (CCAT), which has since changed its name, Philip took a fundamental course in Brighton. Three years as an art student created great difficulties for him in finding a job. He returned to Brighton, where he worked in a small, private bookstore, working in his spare time as a writer / producer / director of low-budget and comedy projects. Towards the end of this creative period of his life, he co-wrote the musical "The Ministry of Biscuits" with writer and composer Brian Mitchell (Brian Mitchell), but in the end, due to lack of money, was forced to look for another job. Eventually, in the early 90`s he entered the wonderful world of freelance illustrators, where he worked for several years, making illustrations for a number of Horror Stories, a lot of Murderous Math and other fun and better books. From the moment when his free time was no longer filled with films and comedy projects, he began to write novels, the first of which - "Mortal Machines" - was published in 2001. The novel won the Smarties Gold Award, became The Blue Peter Book of the Year Award and The Blue Peter `Book I Couldn`t Put Down` Award, which came as a surprise to Philip and all he could say about that, presenting him with the Jacqueline Wilson prize in front of a multi-million audience, was `Bloody Hell!` Such a "statement" offended anyone who could lip-read: so it shouldn`t be surprising that he never got his Blue Peter badge.

In addition, Philip Reeve wrote a steam-punk trilogy about space adventures in the Victorian era - "Larklight" , which are going to be filmed. Reeve is the author of Here Lies Arthur, set in the Dark Ages of Britain. The novel won The Carnegie Medal in 2008.

The sequels to Mortal Machines followed, one of which, A Darkling Plain, won both The Guardian Children`s Fiction Prize and The Los Angeles Times Book Award in 2006. The new novel, which was published in 2012, Scrivener`s Moon, takes readers back to the world of Mortal Machines, while No Such Thing As Dragon follows the daily routine of medieval dragon hunters. In 1998, Philip and his wife Sarah moved from Brighton to Devon and now live in Dartmoor ****, where their son Sam was born in 2002. Official site http://www.philip-reeve.com/ Blog http://www.philipreeve.blogspot.com/ Taken from the site http://fantlab.ru/

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