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Celia Rees - Author

About the Author

Celia Rees has written over twenty books for Young Adults and is best known for her historical fiction. Her first historical novel, Witch Child, was translated into 28 languages. Witch Child and subsequent titles, Sorceress and Pirates!, were shortlisted for the Guardian, Whitbread (Costa) and W.H. Smith Awards in the UK and won awards in the UK, USA, France and Italy.

She lives in Leamington Spa, Warwickshire, UK and divides her time between writing, talking to readers in schools and libraries, reviewing and teaching creative writing.

 

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Miss Graham's Cold War Cookbook

Miss Graham's Cold War Cookbook

Author: Celia Rees Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 22/07/2020

Germany, 1946 A reluctant spy is born... 'A perfect summer read; gripping, original, well-drawn and compassionate' Joanne Harris 'Celia Rees is a superb writer, and this novel has one of the most irresistible and unique story hooks I've ever come across. This book deserves to be huge!' Sophie Hannah An ordinary woman. A book of recipes. The perfect cover for spying... Sent to Germany in the chaotic aftermath of World War II, Edith Graham is finally getting the chance to do her bit. Having taught at a girls' school during the conflict, she leaps at the opportunity to escape an ordinary life - but Edith is not everything she seems to be. Under the guise of her innocent cover story, Edith has been recruited to root out Nazis who are trying to escape prosecution. Secretly, she is sending coding messages back to the UK, hidden inside innocuous recipes sent to a friend - after all, who would expect notes on sauerkraut to contain the clues that would crack a criminal underground network? But the closer she gets to the truth, the muddier the line becomes between good and evil. In a dangerous world of shifting loyalties, when the enemy wears the face of a friend, who do you trust?

Miss Graham's Cold War Cookbook

Miss Graham's Cold War Cookbook

Author: Celia Rees Format: Hardback Release Date: 22/07/2020

Germany, 1946 A reluctant spy is born... 'A perfect summer read; gripping, original, well-drawn and compassionate' Joanne Harris 'Celia Rees is a superb writer, and this novel has one of the most irresistible and unique story hooks I've ever come across. This book deserves to be huge!' Sophie Hannah An ordinary woman. A book of recipes. The perfect cover for spying... Sent to Germany in the chaotic aftermath of World War II, Edith Graham is finally getting the chance to do her bit. Having taught at a girls' school during the conflict, she leaps at the opportunity to escape an ordinary life - but Edith is not everything she seems to be. Under the guise of her innocent cover story, Edith has been recruited to root out Nazis who are trying to escape prosecution. Secretly, she is sending coding messages back to the UK, hidden inside innocuous recipes sent to a friend - after all, who would expect notes on sauerkraut to contain the clues that would crack a criminal underground network? But the closer she gets to the truth, the muddier the line becomes between good and evil. In a dangerous world of shifting loyalties, when the enemy wears the face of a friend, who do you trust?

The Tear Jar Band 18/Pearl

The Tear Jar Band 18/Pearl

Author: Celia Rees Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 20/09/2019

Build your child's reading confidence at home with books at the right level Collins Big Cat is a guided reading series for ages 4-11 edited by Cliff Moon. Top children's authors and illustrators have created fiction and non-fiction books that your children will love to read, banded to help you choose the right book for every child. Practical ideas for guided reading are included at the back of each book. * Pearl/Band 18 books offer fluent readers a complex, substantial text with challenging themes to facilitate sustained comprehension, bridging the gap between a reading programme and longer chapter books. * Text type: * Curriculum links:

Glass Town Wars

Glass Town Wars

Author: Celia Rees Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/08/2019

When Tom is in a coma, his friend Milo decides that he can be a guinea pig for a new gaming device - a device that will take him to a troubled world where he meets the the warrior-like Augusta who is fighting to save her kingdom from takeover by her rival. With Tom at her side, she finds extra courage. Slowly but surely, Tom starts to leave his life in London behind as the two of them become ever more embroiled in a world of chaos and tension that encompasses the past, the present and the future. But life in London won't let Tom go so easily. His friends and family gather around him to try and bring him back - as does a girl from school he barely knows, who comes each day to his bedside to read to him from her favourite book - Wuthering Heights. In this wonderful speculative fiction Celia Rees has created a meta-fictional world that will delight readers. This epic story, with Rees's trademark strong female character and romance at its heart, is a compelling action-driven adventure with delightful twists and turns that thrill and surprise right up to the last page.

Glass Town Wars

Glass Town Wars

Author: Celia Rees Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/11/2018

When Tom is in hospital in a coma, his friend Milo decides that Tom can be a guinea pig for a new gaming device - a device that will take him far into a troubled world where he meets the warrior-like Augusta who is fighting to save her kingdom from takeover by her rival. With Tom at her side, she finds extra courage. Tom's knowledge and understanding of the complexities of war - learnt through his love of gaming - give her a distinct advantage in the unfolding conflict. Slowly but surely Tom starts to leave his life in London behind as the two of them become ever more embroiled in a world of chaos and tension that encompasses the past, the present and the future. But life in London won't let Tom go so easily. His friends and family gather around him to try and bring him back - as does a girl from school he barely knows, who comes each day to his bedside to read to him from her favourite book - Wuthering Heights. In this wonderful speculative fiction Celia Rees has created a meta-fictional world that will delight readers. This epic adventure story, with Rees's trademark strong female character and romance at its heart, is a compelling action-driven adventure with delightful twists and turns that thrill and surprise right up to the last page.

Twelfth Night Band 17/Diamond

Twelfth Night Band 17/Diamond

Author: Celia Rees Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 21/09/2015

Build your child's reading confidence at home with books at the right level Enjoy the hilarity and mischief amidst the mistaken identities, mixed messages and cross dressing in this wonderful retelling of William Shakespeare's comedy play by Celia Rees. As all the characters get their wires crossed, and fall in love with the wrong people, time is running out to reveal their true identities before they head to the church! * Diamond/Band 17 books offer more complex, underlying themes to give opportunities for children to understand causes and points of view.

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