The Adventures Of Freddie Malone

By Clive Mantle

WELCOME


Welcome to the online home of Freddie Malone

Welcome to the online home of Freddie Malone

STOP PRESS. HOLD THE FRONT PAGE NEWS JUST IN.

IT IS WITH EXTREME PLEASURE THAT I'M ABLE TO ANNOUNCE THAT MY FIRST BOOK 

'THE TREASURE AT THE TOP OF THE WORLD' 

HAS BEEN SHORTLISTED FOR THE 'PEOPLES BOOK PRIZE 2019'

THIS IS A MAJOR COMPLIMENT IN ITSELF, BEING ONE OF 20 CHILDREN'S BOOKS CHOSEN FOR THE YEAR. VOTING NOW TAKES PLACE AND A FINAL SHORT LIST OF 6 WILL BE ANNOUNCED AT THE END OF MARCH 2019. THEN A FURTHER VOTE WILL DECIDE THE WINNER. THIS AWARD IS DIFFERENT AS IT IS TOTALLY CHOSEN BY THE PUBLIC AND THEIR VOTES.

IF YOU THINK MY BOOK DESERVES IT 

PLEASE VOTE AT 

www.peoplesbookprize.com

or

https://peoplesbookprize.com/winter-categories-2018/childrens/

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT


There will be lots more here soon about Nepal, Everest and the Himalayas. 

  Also some exciting background information about my first novel and my inspirations for writing it and the way my story fits in with the real History and events in Nepal. We are working fast, so please tell your friends about Freddie and come back soon.

Delivery of the book is now in full swing from various outlets so you can order your copy from websites like Amazon and Waterstones, or why not try your local bookshop, who will be happy to take an order from you if they don't have a copy in stock.

Best Wishes, Clive.

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The Treasure At The Top Of The World

The Treasure At The Top Of The World

In his first adventure, Freddie Malone receives an intriguing and unusual thirteenth birthday present from his Uncle Patrick. The ancient world map goes straight up on his wall, but Freddie fast discovers that the map is much more than just a decorative historic artefact.  With his best friend Connor holding the fort as best he can in the present day, Freddie is plunged into an action packed mountainous adventure, righting the wrongs inflicted on a peaceful Kingdom and it's people, all the while pursued by ruthless adversaries who’ll go to any lengths to get what they want. On his journey he rescues the weak and endangered, restores lost artefacts and uncovers clues to a century old mystery, but will their discovery be enough to provide a much sought after answer to a burning question?

The Treasure at the Top of the World is an Adventure, a Love Story and a Mystery - with Villains, Yaks and Yetis. Freddie Malone is placed in actual Historic situations and his tale is woven around real people and events.

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To Buy Your Copy Just Click on This Link

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Treasure-World-Adventures-Freddie-Malone/dp/1782703217/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1526846711&sr=8-1&keywords=the+treasure+at+the+top+of+the+world


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IT IS THE 65TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE FIRST ASCENT OF EVEREST. 29TH MAY 1953. 

SHERPA TENSING NORGAY AND SIR EDMUND HILLARY REACHED THE SUMMIT AT 11.30am. 

AN ATTEMPT THE PREVIOUS DAY BY CHARLES EVANS AND TOM BOURDILLON HAD NEARLY SUCCEEDED. BUT FOR A TURN IN THE WEATHER AND FAULTY OXYGEN EQUIPMENT, THE FAMILIAR PHRASE OF 'HILLARY AND TENSING' MIGHT HAVE INSTEAD BEEN 'EVANS AND BOURDILLON'.

'THE LINE BETWEEN SUCCESS AND FAILURE IS SO SMALL IN LIFE'. THE  DRAMATIC EVENTS SURROUNDING THE SUMMITING OF THE WORLD'S HIGHEST PEAK FOR THE FIRST TIME IS AN EXAMPLE OF HOW TRUE THAT PHRASE IS. 

MANY HAVE BRAVELY CLIMBED IN THEIR FOOTSTEPS SINCE, AND I HAVE NOTHING BUT ADMIRATION FOR THOSE WHO HAVE ACHIEVED THEIR GOAL. I HAVE EQUAL ADMIRATION FOR THOSE WHO HAVE TRIED AND FAILED AND ESPECIAL ADMIRATION FOR THE BRAVE SOULS WHO DIDN'T RETURN FROM THE MOUNTAIN ALIVE. 

TO REACH THE PINNACLE IN ANY FIELD MEANS YOU PERCH ON THE SHOULDERS OF OTHERS AND YOU ARE ONLY AS GOOD AND STRONG AS THE PYRAMID BENEATH YOU. I SALUTE ALL THOSE WHO LOOK UP AND WONDER IF THEY CAN TEST EVERY 'NERVE AND SINEW' AND ATTEMPT SOMETHING DIFFICULT IN WHATEVER FIELD OF LIFE THEY CHOOSE. 

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About the author


About the author
About the Author
 
It was a close call between wanting to be a sport’s journalist and pursuing a career as an actor. However, there was only going to be one winner after I spent my first glorious summer with the National Youth Theatre of Great Britain in 1974. I was seventeen. I completely fitted in for the first time in my life and I’ve never looked back, even though at times it is a ridiculously unpredictable profession. I went on to a drama school called The Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, from which I graduated in 1980 and have been working ever since, on TV in ‘Game of Thrones’, ‘Casualty’, ‘Holby City’, ‘Vicar of Dibley’ and my favourite, ‘Robin of Sherwood’. A lot of my work is on stage in plays like ‘Of Mice and Men’ and ‘A Streetcar named Desire’, and on film in ‘Alien 3’ and ‘White Hunter Black Heart’.
I’m also a voice over artist doing dozens of commercials, scores of talking books like the ‘Grk’ series and even voicing ‘Gator’ in ‘Thomas the Tank Engine’.
The idea for writing ‘The Treasure at the Top of the World’ came to me in Nepal during a month long charity trek [Hope and Homes for Children] to Everest Base Camp and beyond. Nepal is such an amazing country and the wonders of the Himalayas and the people who live there are with me every day. I have been back since and completed the Annapurna Circuit, crossing the highest pass in the world and if my legs and lungs will allow, I hope to return one day soon with my son to journey again in that majestic mountain kingdom.
When I’m not acting or writing I spend my time walking with my wife and our beautiful spaniel in the glorious Wiltshire countryside thinking of more adventures for Freddie and his friends. Books 2 and 3 in the series are well under way.

Press Release



Award Publications, the Nottinghamshire based award-winning independent children’s publisher, to release actor Clive Mantle’s debut novel for children on the 24th May 2018


Please click on the link below to read the latest Press Release!


Press Release_Clive Mantle_The Treasure at the Top of the World.pdf

freddie's mantra


IF


If you can keep your head when all about you  

    Are losing theirs and blaming it on you,  

If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you,

    But make allowance for their doubting too;  

If you can wait and not be tired by waiting,

    Or being lied about, don’t deal in lies,

Or being hated, don’t give way to hating,

    And yet don’t look too good, nor talk too wise:


If you can dream—and not make dreams your master;  

    If you can think—and not make thoughts your aim;  

If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster

    And treat those two impostors just the same;  

If you can bear to hear the truth you’ve spoken

    Twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools,

Or watch the things you gave your life to, broken,

    And stoop and build ’em up with worn-out tools:


If you can make one heap of all your winnings

    And risk it on one turn of pitch-and-toss,

And lose, and start again at your beginnings

    And never breathe a word about your loss;

If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew

    To serve your turn long after they are gone,  

And so hold on when there is nothing in you

    Except the Will which says to them: ‘Hold on!’


If you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue,  

    Or walk with Kings—nor lose the common touch,

If neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you,

    If all men count with you, but none too much;

If you can fill the unforgiving minute

    With sixty seconds’ worth of distance run,  

Yours is the Earth and everything that’s in it,  

    And—which is more—you’ll be a Man, my son!


Rudyard Kipling 1895


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Bullying

If, like Connor, you have been the victim of bullying in any shape or form, you will find help, practical advice and most importantly, you will be listened to by people who understand, if you contact:

www.childhelplineinternational.org/child-helplines/child-helpline-network/

www.nationalbullyinghelpline.co.uk

www.youngminds.org.uk/find-help/feelings-and-symptoms/bullying/

www.childline.org.uk/info-advice/bullying-abuse-safety/types-bullying/

www.channel4.com/4viewers/help-support/bullying-harrassment

These websites and helplines provide help, supportand guidance for children and parents dealing with bullying, wherever it occurs.

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