Paradise by Joanna Nadin
  

Paradise

Written by Joanna Nadin

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When sixteen year old Billie Paradise inherits her grandmother's house, it's a fairytale come true. She and her family move from their rented flat in London to start a new life by the sea. Maybe Billie can even find the father she's never met. But moving back to her mum's childhood home, Billie uncovers long-buried secrets.

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Paradise by Joanna Nadin

This is an emotionally compelling teen novel from Joanna Nadin - twice nominated Queen of Teen - featuring romance and family mystery through three generations of mother and daughters. Can Billie find the truth? When sixteen year old Billie Paradise inherits her grandmother's house, it's a fairytale come true. She and her family move from their rented flat in London to start a new life by the sea. Maybe Billie can even find the father she's never met. But moving back to her mum's childhood home uncovers long-buried secrets and Billie soon discovers that people may die, but the past lives for ever. Joanna Nadin was nominated for the 2010 Queen of Teen award, in the company of Jacqueline Wilson and Cathy Cassidy. She was also shortlisted for Queen of Teen 2008. This title is written by the author of the best-selling Rachel Riley series for teens and the previous teen standalone, Wonderland . This is intelligent, compelling commercial fiction for teen girls who will grow into fans of literary romance by writers such as Sadie Jones, Victoria Hislop and Jodie Picoult.

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“Beautifully written, emotionally powerful, a novel you won’t forget” Cathy Cassidy

About the Author

Joanna Nadin

Currently a 2016 Carnegie Medal nominee for Joe All Alone, Joanna Nadin is a winner of the Fantastic Book Award, the Surrey Book Award, Blue Peter 'Book of the Month' and Radio 4 Open Book 'Book of the Year'. She has been shortlisted for the Booktrust Best Book Award and Queen of Teen, and Spies, Dad, Big Lauren and Me was selected for the Richard and Judy Book Club. In 2011, Penny Dreadful is a Magnet for Disaster was shortlisted for the Roald Dahl Funny Prize. Joanna previously worked as a policy writer for the Labour Party and a special adviser to the Prime Minister. She continues to freelance as a speechwriter and editor, and lectures in Creative Writing at Bath Spa University.

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Paperback
272 pages
Interest Age: From 14

Author

Joanna Nadin
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Author's Website

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Publisher

Walker Books Ltd

Publication date

1st September 2011

ISBN

9781406353181

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