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Harry Allen

Harry was born in the UK, but spent many of his teenage years in Nigeria. He was educated at International schools in Lagos and London, and at Bretton Hall. After graduating with a degree in Theatre Arts, Harry has worked as an actor, director teacher and writer and has had several plays for young people produced, enjoying collaborations with companies and individuals in Europe and Australia. His first novel, Ibarajo Road, was voted one of the best books for teens by the Independent on Sunday. After eighteen years in Singapore, Harry now lives in Duabi with his wife and two children.




'A valuable and compelling read.'



'An incredibly powerful and moving story.'

(Julia Eccleshare, LoveReading4Kids)


'It's a compelling story, teaching you a lot without being off-puttingly didactic.'

(The Independent on Sunday)


'Allen writes beautifully, gently chauffeuring us along Charlie’s nuanced emotional journey, while also speeding us through a white-knuckle sub-plot. ... Dramatic and deeply moving.'




Ibarajo Road

(Frances Lincoln)





Children of the Sun

Sea Gypsies

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