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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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Other books by Celia Rees

Blood Sinister

Blood Sinister

Author: Celia Rees Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/08/2009

Ellen hasn't seen Andy for years - and the transformation is incredible. He's tall, with high cheekbones and tousled hair. If Ellen was normal, she'd have a massive crush on him. But Ellen is dying. Her illness is a mystery. It's as if all the strength is slowly being sucked from her. What dark force is reaching out to claim her, draining her lifeblood away? This is a dark, compelling vampire thriller from the author of Witch Child .

Sorceress

Sorceress

Author: Celia Rees Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/07/2009

As Witch Child ends so Sorceress begins. Alison Ellman is still searching for information about Mary Newbury; she has a diary and some scattered information about other people in Mary's life, but Mary has disappeared into the forests and Alison has no way of following her. But when she meets Agnes Herne, Alison encounters the person who is going to tell her all about Mary's life after she leaves Beulah. Agnes is a descendant of Mary's and has a special skill which allows her to be in touch with Mary in the spirit world. And Mary has a story to tell. A story of love and friendship, sadness and loss. A story that takes her across the New World in an epic search for a home. We fell under the spell of Mary in Witch Child and now at last we find out what happened to her after her ill-fated time in Beulah. Just as Mary's story has to be told to Agnes, it has to be read by us for it is passionate, compelling and utterly wonderful.

Pirates!

Pirates!

Author: Celia Rees Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/07/2009

When two young women meet under extraordinary circumstances in the eighteenth- century West Indies, they are unified in their desire to escape their oppressive lives. The first is a slave, forced to work in a plantation mansion and subjected to terrible cruelty at the hands of the plantation manager. The second is a spirited and rebellious English girl, sent to the West Indies to marry well and combine the wealth of two respectable families. But fate ensures that one night the two young women have to save each other and run away to a life no less dangerous but certainly a lot more free. As pirates, they roam the seas, fight pitched battles against their foes and become embroiled in many a heart-quickening adventure. Written in brilliant and sparkling first-person narrative, this is a wonderful novel in which Celia Rees has brought the past vividly and intimately to life.

Cunning Man

Cunning Man

Author: Celia Rees Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/06/2009

Finn is haunted by terrifying dreams where a huge wave threatens to engulf her in watery darkness. They have been worse since she arrived at the Cornish cottage. Then she discovers the strange curse that was laid upon the cottage years ago, and she's sure vengeful Griffiths has something to do with it. She's seen him, endlessly tying and retying a length of rope, creating the knots that - superstition has it - can conjure storms. Finn knows that she's in mortal danger if she can't find a way to break the curse...This is a superbly spine-chilling teen thriller from the award-winning author of Witch Child .

Vanished

Vanished

Author: Celia Rees Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/04/2009

At the start it was just stories. Stories of plague graves, vanished children and hidden steps leading to a festering underworld. But when another child goes missing, Fraser and Cassie wonder if there's some truth in the tales. The dark tunnels running under the city are real enough. Then there's Billy, who promises to lead them to a decaying kingdom far more terrifying than anyone coul imagine. Highly-acclaimed Celia Rees writes superb supernatural horror novels for teenagers. The Vanished is one of the best.

Witch Child

Witch Child

Author: Celia Rees Illustrator: 0 Format: eBook Release Date: 09/09/2008

It is 1659 and Mary Newbury, theyoung granddaughter of a witch, sees her wise and beloved grandmother tortured and hanged as a servant of the Devil. Then a stranger with hauntingly familiar eyes approaches her with an opportunitysafe passage to America. But the difficult ocean voyage only leads her to a community of inflexible, fearful grownups who try to decide for her who and what she will be. Mary must disguise herself as a pious Puritan girl, hiding her true nature, or else face terrible danger once again.Now that the pages of Marys journal have come to light, discovered in their centuries-old hiding place between the patches of a quilt, listeners can experience what it was like living in a society where differences were feared and defiance was deadly.From the Compact Disc edition.

Stone Testament

Stone Testament

Author: Celia Rees Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/07/2008

This is a powerful novel of tremendous scope from the best-selling author of Witch Child - a literary thriller with all the mystery Celia's fans love. The whole history of the human race is in Adam and Zillah's hands...

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