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John Boyne

John Boyne is an Irish novelist, born in 1971. His first short story was published in 1993 in the Sunday Tribune and was shortlisted for a Hennessy Literary Award. He is the author of The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas, Knock Down Ginger, Noah Barleywater Runs Away, and The Terrible Thing that Happened to Barnaby Brocket. His books have been translated into over 50 languages. He lives in Dublin.


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Mutiny on the Bounty

By: John Boyne

An action-packed fictional telling of the events on the HMS Bounty.

Fourteen-year-old John Jacob Turnstile has gotten into trouble with the police on one too many occasions and is on his way to prison when an offer is put...

The Boy in the Striped Pajamas

By: John Boyne

“Powerful and unsettling. . . . As memorable an introduction to the subject as The Diary of Anne Frank.” —USA Today
 
Berlin, 1942: When Bruno returns home from school one day, he discovers...

The House of Special Purpose

By: John Boyne

Part love story, part historical epic, part tragedy, The House of Special Purpose illuminates an empire at the end of its reign.

Eighty year old Georgy Jachmenev is haunted by his past - a past of death, suffering and scandal...


The Absolutist

By: John Boyne

From the beloved John Boyne, a powerful, poignant novel about how we are to be good in the face of disaster.
 
September 1919: Twenty-year-old Tristan Sadler takes a train from London to Norwich to...

Noah Barleywater Runs Away

By: John Boyne

Eight-year-old Noah's problems seem easier to deal with if he doesn't think about them. So he runs away, taking an untrodden path through the forest.

Before long, he comes across a shop. But this is no ordinary...

The Terrible Thing that Happened to Barnaby Brocket

By: John Boyne
illustrated by: Oliver Jeffers

Barnaby Brocket is an ordinary 8-year-old boy in most ways, but he was born different in one important way: he floats. Unlike everyone else, Barnaby does not obey the law of gravity. His parents, who have a horror...


This House Is Haunted

By: John Boyne

A striking homage to the classic nineteenth century ghost story, from the award-winning and bestselling writer John Boyne.
     1867. Eliza Caine arrives in Norfolk to take up her...

Stay Where You Are and Then Leave

By: John Boyne

From the author of the phenomenally bestselling The Boy in the Striped Pajamas comes an unforgettable story of a boy's life changed by war, published to coincide with World War One's centenary.
     The...

A History of Loneliness

By: John Boyne

The life of a good priest in Ireland over the past 50 years provokes one of John Boyne's most powerful novels yet.
   Odran Yates enters Clonliffe Seminary in 1972 after his mother informs him that...


The Boy at the Top of the Mountain

By: John Boyne

The powerful, unforgettable new novel from the bestselling author of The Boy in the Striped Pajamas, for ages 12+.


When Pierrot becomes an orphan, he must leave his home in Paris for a new...


The Boy in the Striped Pajamas (Deluxe Illustrated Edition)

By: John Boyne
illustrated by: Oliver Jeffers

The international bestseller that has touched millions of readers around the world is now available in a deluxe illustrated edition, featuring powerful illustrations by acclaimed artist Oliver Jeffers.

Berlin,...

The Heart's Invisible Furies

By: John Boyne

From the beloved New York Times bestselling author of The Boy in the Striped Pajamas, a sweeping, heartfelt saga about the course of one man's life, beginning and ending in post-war Ireland.

Cyril...