Century by Sarah Singleton


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Shortlisted for the Branford Boase Award 2006.

Can Mercy discover the truth about their lives without destroying her home and family?


Century by Sarah Singleton

Mercy and her sister Charity have never questioned their daily routine. They live at night, sleep during the day, and see their widowed father only rarely. Then one day, Mercy is woken to find a snowdrop on her pillow. A sign of spring, and a hint at a possible different future. This novel is about an immortal family living in a twilight world.

About the Author

Sarah Singleton

Sarah Singleton was born in rural Northamptonshire and holds an honours degree in English Literature and Language from the University of Nottingham. She travelled in Europe, India and Nepal, and worked variously with horses, in a chocolate shop, as a factory operative, and a chambermaid in Germany, before becoming a journalist.

In 1993 she married Brian Hoare, and they have two young daughters. Now, she lives in Chippenham, "in beautiful mystic Wiltshire," and works as a senior reporter for the Wiltshire Gazette & Herald, campaigns with a local human rights group, and is learning to play violin.

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224 pages


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Simon & Schuster Ltd

Publication date

7th March 2005




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