Nobody Saw No One Reviews/Press

“Tasane’s narrative voice is dancing and mercurial, as befits a performance poet…his retelling is a clear, rousing statement of the rights of a child”

Imogen Russell Williams, The Guardian Books site (full article, click here)

“Tasane brings style & originality to this modern-day take on Oliver Twist. Highly recommended”

Sunday Express (full review, click here)

“A gripping & fast-moving thriller…utterly believable & all the more disturbing for that – 5 stars

The Bookbag (full review, click here)

“So much more than a great story – Tasane takes his language from the living streets & material from the vibrant past to create a superb novel”

Michael Moorcock

 “A gripping, fast-paced, satisfying & hugely topical read, with some great characters – 4 stars

Books For Keeps (full review, click here)

“Heart-felt and hard-hitting, Steve Tasane’s latest is not to be missed – his is a hugely exciting new voice”

Jake Hope, Children’s Book Consultant

“A book about bravery & strength & about standing up for right and good…it is, most importantly, really, really good”

Leanne Wain, Thoughts About Books (full review, click here)

“Like being blasted in the face with a water cannon – absolutely vivid”

Emily Drabble, Guardian Children’s Books Site

“Witty, gritty & disturbing…a cutting edge contemporary exploration of a care system in crisis & the determination of victims to survive”

BookTrust (full review, click here)

“A very funny, incredibly moving action-packed adventure with a fantastically endearing duo at its heart – 5 stars

Readingzone (full review, click here)

“It had everything I look for in a novel. Highly recommended. Bravo!”


Article: Why my retelling of Oliver Twist for teens is about a….

Guardian Children’s Books (click here)



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