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Rollercoasters: In the Nick of Time Reader

Educational edition of this gripping, atmospheric thriller

Robert Swindells

Suitable for:  KS3, 11-14, English, Reading

Price:  £9.99

ISBN: 978-0-19-832889-6
Publication date: 12/02/2009
Paperback: 224 pages
Dimensions: 198x129mm

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Educational edition of Robert Swindells' gripping, atmospheric thriller


  • An author recommended on the new National Curriculum
  • Plenty of opportunity to teach historical context and language change, or to link to 1950s texts or TV programmes such as That'll Teach 'Em
  • Short, convenient chapter lengths and lots of dialogue, ideal for low or mixed ability classes
  • Supported by extensive teacher resources online and student-focused Reading Guides
  • Durable, soft cover your students will want to pick up

This page was last updated on 11 May 2021 at 04:30 GMT


  • Short chapters, clear punchy writing and clever use of cliffhangers are the hallmarks of Swindell's writing, here used to powerful effect to create a gripping, fast-paced read - The Guardian
  • Swindells helps the suspension of disbelief with a careful leavening of information about the 1950's and enough action to keep the story moving along - Books for Keeps
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