London Deep by Robin Price, Paul McGrory

London Deep

Written by Robin Price, Paul McGrory

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A World Book Day 'Recommended Read' for 2011

This is a terrifically atmospheric page-turning adventure told through words and comic art. Set in the near future, in a flooded London where rival police forces – one for adults and one for kids – compete to keep the peace, it intertwines the story of Jemima, daughter of the Chief Inspector of Police, with contemporary issues of climate change and the environment in an original and provocative way but without sounding patronising. It’s a rattling good read and one in which you are sure to be drawn in to Jemima’s exploits of survival.


London Deep by Robin Price, Paul McGrory

Jemima Mallard is having a bad year. First her boyfriend chucked her, off a pier. Then somebody scuttled her houseboat. Now the Youth Cops think she's mixed up with a criminal called Father Thames. Not even her dad, a Chief Inspector with the 'Dult Police, can help her this time. Oh, and London's still sinking. All in all, it's looking like deep trouble for the girl they call 'Miss Hap.'


‘London Deep is a really amazing story about a twelve year old girl called Jemima Mallard. She lives in a flooded London of the future!! ... This book is a very enjoyable read with lots of drama action and fun. The comic pics are very enjoyable to look at and they fit well with this kind of story.’ Abigail – (aged 10).

About the Author

Robin Price, Paul McGrory

The author Robin Price:

Robin Price is the author of three historical series’ Spartapuss , The Olympuss Games and Beowuff – where cats and dogs rule the world. His graphic novel London Deep was chosen as a Recommend Read for World Book Day in 2011. An Olivier nominated songwriter, Robin writes songs for Tall Stories theatre company. His writing credits include The Gruffalo and Room on the Broom (by Julia Donaldson) and a musical version of Something Else by the Children’s Laureate Chris Riddell. When he’s not writing books. Robin leads creative writing workshops for kids and has run writing workshops for Shakespeare’s Birthplace Trust and The Young Archaeologists Club.

The illustrator Paul McGrory:

Born in Liverpool, Paul McGrory is an artist and animator as well as an illustrator .He studied at Goldsmiths College, University of London before working as a freelance illustrator. London Deep is his first published work. He also designs iPhone apps and games. He currently resides in London.

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160 pages
Interest Age: From 11 To 15


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Publication date

1st February 2010




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