Season of Secrets by Sally Nicholls

Season of Secrets

Written by Sally Nicholls

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A haunting and unforgettable new novel From the award-winning author of Ways to Live Forever. Season of Secrets weaves the tale of a heartbroken child and an age-old legend into beautiful story of love, healing and strange magic. Resonant of classics such as The Owl Service by Alan Garner, Whistle Down the Wind by Mary Hayley Bell and Skellig by David Almond, the protagonist’s story is told in the pure, clear voice we have come to expect from this astonishingly accomplished and powerful young writer. Sally Nicholls is simply an exceptionally talented writer, who writes beautifully. Her intelligent, warm fiction is honest and profound, complex yet accessible.


Season of Secrets by Sally Nicholls

On a wild and stormy night, Molly runs away from her grandparent's house. Her dad has sent her to live there until he Sorts Thing Out at home. In the howling darkness, Molly sees a desperate figure running for his life from a terrifying midnight hunt. He has come to help her. But why? And who is he? Season of Secrets weaves the tale of a heartbroken child and an age-old legend into a haunting story of love, healing and strange magic. 'A cracking book - Jacqueline Wilson. 'Poignant and gripping' - The Bookseller . Sally Nicholls was named Glen Dimplex New Writer of the Year. Her first book Ways to Live Forever won numerous awards including te Waterstone's Children's Book Prize and the North East Book Award. It was shortlisted for the Branford Boase Award and longlisted for the CILIP Carnegie Medal.

About the Author

Sally Nicholls

I was born in Stockton-on-Tees, just after midnight, in a thunderstorm. My father died when I was two, and my brother Ian and I were brought up my mother. I always wanted to write - when people asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up, I used to say "I'm going to be a writer" - very definite.

I went to two secondary schools - a little Quaker school in North Yorkshire (where it was so cold that thick woolly jumpers were part of the school uniform) and a big comprehensive. I was very lonely at the little school, but I made friends at the comprehensive and got on all right. I didn't like being a teenager very much, though.

I now live in a little house in Oxford, writing stories, and trying to believe my luck.

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272 pages


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Marion Lloyd Books an imprint of Scholastic

Publication date

4th January 2010




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