Written by Alice Hoffman
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Best-selling Alice Hoffman makes the impossible seem real in this tender story which cleverly interweaves the magic from an old curse with a modern love-story against a background of small town prejudice. Twig’s life has always been constrained by the family secret. As she and her mother go quietly about their business they make sure they don’t get too close to anyone in Sidwell. They have a secret to hide. Twig’s brother James has wings and at night he flies up, up into the sky. But the arrival of new neighbours changes everything. Twig becomes friends with Julia and Agate, James falls in love with Agate and everything that is hidden is uncovered. ~ Andrea Reece
Nightbird by Alice Hoffman
Twig lives in Sidwell, where people whisper that fairy tales are real. After all, her town is rumoured to hide a monster - and it is these rumours of a winged beast which draw in as much tourism to the town as its famous apple orchards. Two hundred years ago, a witch placed a curse on Twig’s family that was meant to last forever. But this summer, following the arrival of a new family in town, Twig may just have found her first true friend and an ally in vanquishing this ancient curse. It’s time to try and break the spell... but will everything change when the red moon rises?
You will not fail to find yourself enchanted by this magical and endearing new story from highly acclaimed and widely adored Alice Hoffman, who has yet again created a beautiful novel that will bewitch its readers from the first page until the very last.
Praise for Alice Hoffman:
“I love the way Alice Hoffman creates the most ordinary people and then turns their lives magical. She does it here once again, in Nightbird. The book is like re-entering in a wonderful dream that you vaguely remember.” Lois Lowry
“Alice Hoffman can write about love like no-one else” Jodi Picoult
“Hoffman knows how to tell a good story” Sunday Times
About the Author
Interest Age: From 12
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Simon & Schuster Ltd
26th February 2015
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