Sunshine to the Sunless by Gareth Thompson
  

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Sunshine to the Sunless by Gareth Thompson

At the age of nine Andrew Kindness witnesses the horrific death of a father and son who are sucked into quicksand on the shores of Millom's estuary in Cumbria. Unable to help at the time, Andy grows haunted by the guilt and memory of this terrible event. When his granddad shows him the art of cross-breeding daffodils some years later, Andy finds solace in the beauty of the flowers, but he keeps his hobby secret from the prying eyes of the village. That is until Angie Hutchinson, the cleverest and prettiest girl in the school, needs Andy's help to produce a radio show to commemorate the anniversary of Wordsworth's famous Daffodils poem. Their growing friendship gives Andy the strength he needs to let go of the past and face up to his dad's illness. This is a moving novel that explores both the beauty and bleakness of life and the effect that the past can have on shaping the future - beautifully written in Gareth Thompson's fresh prose.

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About the Author

Gareth Thompson was born in northern England in 1964. After graduating from the London College of Printing he has worked for United Newspapers, directed performing arts for adults with learning difficulties, worked as Deputy Editor for Whatsonstage.com and as a sub-editor at the Press Association. The Great Harlequin Grim was nominated for the Branford Boase Award in 2007. Sunshine to the Sunless is Gareth's second novel for young adults.

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Format

Paperback
256 pages
Interest Age: From 12

Author

Gareth Thompson
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Publisher

Definitions an imprint of Random House Children's Publishers UK

Publication date

7th February 2008

ISBN

9781862304673


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