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Moira Young - Author

Moira Young was born in 1959 in New Westminster, British Columbia, and is of Scots and Cornish descent. After graduating from the University of British Columbia with a degree in European History, she moved to the UK to attend The Drama Studio, gaining her equity card on the alternative comedy circuit in the mid-80s. She became a tap-dancing chorus girl in London’s West End, appearing in 'High Society', directed by Richard Eyre, before returning to Canada and retraining as an opera singer. In 1991, Moira won the Metropolitan Opera Regional Auditions in Western Canada and she has sung in opera throughout the UK and Europe.

Moira wrote her first book aged nine but after being bitten by the theatre bug, she didn’t take up writing again until 2003, when she enrolled on Elizabeth Hawkins’ Writing for Children course and workshop at the City Lit. In 2006, Moira moved to Bath, where she still lives with her husband, and worked at the Bath Chronicle as PA to the Editor. She is now a full-time writer and is currently working on Rebel Heart, the sequel to Blood Red Road. Blood Red Road won the 2011 Costa Children's Book Award and was optioned for film by Ridley Scott.

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Reader ReviewedThe Road to Ever After
Moira Young
One of our Books of the Year 2016 | In a nutshell: angels escape love (or how to live a wonderful life) Moira Young puts her own spin on the Christmas film classic It's a Wonderful Life in this...
Lovereading Price: £7.99 - Saving £2.00 (20%) Featured in: 9+ readers | 11+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 20/10/2016
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Rebel Heart
Moira Young
Danger. Betrayal. Destiny. Passion - all fans of The Hunger Games will love prize-winning Moira Young's sequel to Blood Red Road, last year's prestigious Costa Book Award winner. Set in a world in which all the normal rules have...
Lovereading Price: £6.39 - Saving £1.60 (20%) Featured in: 13+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 02/08/2012
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Blood Red Road
Moira Young
Winner of the 2011 Costa Children's Book Award. The story's searing pace, its spare style, the excitement of its fabulously damaged world, its unforgettably vivid characters, its violent action and glorious love story make this a truly sensatonal YA debut...
Lovereading Price: £6.39 - Saving £1.60 (20%) Featured in: 13+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 04/01/2012
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Blood Red Road
Moira Young
Winner of the 2011 Costa Children's Book Award. The story's searing pace, its spare style, the excitement of its fabulously damaged world, its unforgettably vivid characters, its violent action and glorious love story make this a truly sensatonal YA debut...
Lovereading Price: £6.39 - Saving £1.60 (20%) Featured in: 13+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 02/06/2011
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