Written by David Calcutt
Lovereading4kids Price £8.79
£10.99 saving £2.20 (20%)
when in stock
As soon as this book is back in stock we will send you an email.Compare book price We'd love you to buy your books from Lovereading - especially if we helped you to choose them! But as our mantra is guidance, and that includes guidance on price, please do use our 'Compare Book Price' service to discover if the best value deal is from Lovereading or another specialist bookstore.
Please login (or signup) to download the extract
You will need to Sign Up or Login before you can download a book extract.
To Sign Up all you need to do is give us your email address and a password and let us know the types of books you like. Thank you.
The Lovereading4Kids comment
A mysterious and menacing story which weaves together real and imaginary thoughts and feelings with a dark intensity which makes the skin prickle. Out for a walk with his dog, Nathan feels watched. Something shapeless, hard to identify but sinister seems to be haunting him. At first it is weak, but Nathan can feel it growing and its power over him becomes stronger. How Nathan faces up to the danger around him and faces it down is thoughtful and compelling.
A haunting and powerful psychological thriller which will appeal to fans of David Almond, the author of Skellig. With beautifully drawn characters and a real sense of brooding menace, the author has succeeded in blending reality with magic to create a novel that is incredibly tense and atmospheric. His first novel Crowboy was hugely liked by our readers and we feel this title will be enjoyed in equal measure.
Win an original print from The Pavee and the Buffer Girl
Siobhan Dowd's powerful story of the fight against racism and prejudice, The Pavee and the Buffer Girl, has been reissued as a splendid graphic novel with stunning illustrations by Emma Shoard. We are giving away an ORIGINAL print from the book (shown here) and a copy SIGNED by Emma.
To have a chance of winning this special prize, click the button below. Please note that this draw is open only for UK residents and is free to enter, multiple entries from the same email address will only be counted once.
The draw closes on 3 May 2017. The winners will be notified by 15 May 2017.
Shadow Bringer by David Calcutt
It starts when Nathan is out walking in the fields with his dog. Something is watching him - something menacing and dangerous. Something without a shape, that he can't get out of his head.
Scratching. Even a voice. The Bogeyman.
And it's growing stronger all the time...
Q & A on Shadow Bringer with David Calcutt
1. What inspired you to write Shadow Bringer?
2. Describe it in two lines?
3. How long did it take you to write?
4. What do you think people will say about this book?
5. Are you working on something else at the moment?
6. What is your favourite food?
7. What makes you laugh out loud?
8. What is your one luxury item you would take with you on to a Desert Island?
9. What is your most treasured memory?
10. What is your weakness?
11. What is the worst/most unusual job you have ever done?
12. What is your most embarrassing moment?
13. What is the best piece of advice you have ever received?
14. What is the best piece of advice you could give to someone?
15. Last album brought? First album ever brought?
The first that I bought myself was, I think, “The Times They Are A-Changin’” by Bob Dylan. The most recent is “Elegy of the Uprooting” by the Greek composer Eleni Karaindrou. The Greeks call her the tenth muse. She is.
“Njal’s Saga” by an anonymous and brilliant Icelandic writer, and “Light in August” by William Faulkner. Also Ted Hughes’ poetry - but then I’m always reading this.
The music from “The Third Man”. Orson Welles. In fact I’d rather be in that film.
The Greek island of Lesvos
Shakespeare, Ted Hughes, Dylan Thomas, William Golding, Nikos Kazantzakis, George Seferis, Herman Melville, William Faulkner, Flannery O’ Connor, Jorge Luis Borges, John Steinbeck, James Joyce.
“Treasure Island” by Robert Louis Stevenson
My bike, and whatever notebook I happen to be writing in.
I’m pretty happy in most places.
Too many to list. Stupidity’s probably at the top.
I’d be less quick to judge, and work harder
About the Author
More books by David Calcutt
Oxford University Press
5th February 2009
At @HHSHaringey we love @lovereading4kids because our pupils can practice reviewing & get free upcoming books before anyone else!Helen Swinyard – Heartlands High
I love Lovereading because I often never know what to read and this helps you find a good book. I have recommended this to many people.Shannon-Louise Masters – age 15
We love Lovereading4kids because they put books in front of us we wouldn’t otherwise have read. They make us more adventurous readers!Emily Jacques
I love Lovereading as it provides an honest opinion and showcases a range of fiction. Suited to both parents & kids alike, it’s a must-use.Georgie Rowe – age 16
We love Lovereading4kids because it promotes reading choices, new authors and a sense of community for children of all ages!Rachel Bridgeman
This company is amazing; not only is it is a great opportunity to get books and review them but everyone is so friendly and supportive!Jemma Rubens, age 10
Lovereading is just a convenient way to find new books and hear others opinions on them.Sarah Murray – age 15
We love Lovereading as my 5 year old loves to read new books before anyone else has a chance, she says it makes reading exciting!Tracey Chorley