Winds of October – Alan Gibbons’ novel set in the Russian Revolution

Winds of October 

is the first novel in Alan Gibbons’ 

Revolution trilogy

published 25th September 2017

To follow in spring 2018:

Reason in Revolt  and Spurn the Dust

‘Don’t be scared, my sister. This is it. 

This is the revolution.’

As if to give physical form to the momentous events, an armoured car came racing down the road, twin red flags fluttering. It was welcomed with roars and cheering…

A fight to the death, a desperate robbery, a search for home amongst mounted Cossacks chasing down protestors. Raisa is coming of age in Petrograd in the rapids of revolution. So begins an odyssey through the climactic events in Russia between February and October 1917.

 “Winds of October” charts the hopes, dreams and loves of five young participants in one of the greatest moments in history.


Order Winds of October here

About the Author

Alan Gibbons has been writing children’s and Young Adult fiction for 26 years. He is the winner of The Blue Peter Book Award 2000 ‘The book I couldn’t put down’ for his best-selling book Shadow of the Minotaur and has won seventeen other awards.

Before becoming an author Alan was a teacher for 16 years. Alan is a full time writer and independent educational consultant. He is the organiser of the Campaign for the Book, which promotes libraries and the culture of reading for pleasure. Alan visits 150-180 schools and libraries a year in the UK and abroad, working with young people to encourage their interest in reading and writing.


Alan Gibbons accepts the NUT’s Fred & Anne Jarvis Award at the Union’s 2016 conference


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