Written by Diana Hendry
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Shortlisted for the 2013 Scottish Children’s Book Award & for the Costa Children's Book Awards 2012
Award-winning Diana Hendry brilliantly creates a web of intrigue that is totally plausible to its young creator. In post-war England Natalie, growing up poor and unhappy after her father disappeared in a prisoner of war camp, convinces herself that there are still some Nazis left inEngland. Her identification method is simple; she lets her strange younger brother Philip, whom she claims has second sight, ‘see’ them. Bored and lonely, Lizzie gets sucked into newcomer Natalie’s plans and only too late realises that everything is spinning completely out of control. Tautly told, this is a hard hitting story which, like Anne Fine’s The Tulip Touch, explores the most extreme dangers of friendship.
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The Seeing by Diana Hendry
Shortlisted for the Costa Children's Book Awards 2012 1953. When wild, dangerous, break-all-the-rules Natalie arrives in the quiet town of Norton, thirteen-year-old Lizzie is drawn irresistibly to the new girl from the wrong side of the tracks. Desperate for Natalie's friendship and respect, Lizzie soon discovers a side of the town - and of herself - that she had never imagined. As the girls grow closer, Natalie and her strange, eerie brother, Philip, reveal a shocking secret. For Philip has a second sight, and all around them he sees evil - 'left-over Nazis' lying in wait until the time is right for revenge. Natalie and Philip believe it's up to them to root these people out of Norton. Lizzie is swept up in what starts as a thrilling game - but the consequences of Philip's 'gift' quickly spiral into disaster. This is a chilling, powerful tale from Whitbread Award-winner Diana Hendry.
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Corgi Childrens an imprint of Random House Children's Publishers UK
4th July 2013
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