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Sophia Bennett - Author

About the Author

Sophia Bennett’s debut novel, Threads, won The Times/Chicken House Children’s Fiction Competition in 2009. She has since published six further teen novels, including The Look and Love Song. Sophia has been called “the queen of teen dreams” by journalist Amanda Craig, for her exploration of the worlds of fashion, art and music. Her books have sold internationally to over 16 countries. Sophia lives with her family in Wandsworth, south west London

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Featured books by Sophia Bennett

Unveiling Venus

Unveiling Venus

13+ readers YA readers

Author: Sophia Bennett Format: Paperback Release Date: 08/02/2018

In the gossip-fuelled world of Victorian London, Persephone Lavelle is the name on everyone's lips. As Mary's secret identity is exposed and rumours fly, she flees the scandal by escaping to Venice. Lost among the twisting alleyways and shadowy canals she encounters a mysterious, masked young man. He offers her the world, but at what price?

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Other books by Sophia Bennett

The Bigger Picture Women Who Changed the Art World

The Bigger Picture Women Who Changed the Art World

Author: Sophia Bennett Format: Hardback Release Date: 07/03/2019

A colourful and insightful introduction to the lives of the world's most renowned and inspirational artists. This informative book invites young readers to discover the creative practices of female artists who, over their careers, broke boundaries and exceeded expectations. Each page reveals their struggles and successes, demystifying the art world, building confidence and inspiring a new generation. With foreword by Tate's first female director, Maria Balshaw, and biographical entries on over thirty artists, this book contains unique interviews with living artists including Rachel Whiteread, Yayoi Kusama and Paula Rego.

Unveiling Venus

Unveiling Venus

Author: Sophia Bennett Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/02/2018

p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Helvetica; -webkit-text-stroke: #000000} span.s1 {font-kerning: none} In the gossip-fuelled world of Victorian London, Persephone Lavelle is the name on everyone's lips. As Mary's secret identity is exposed and rumours fly, she flees the scandal by escaping to Venice. Lost among the twisting alleyways and shadowy canals she encounters a mysterious, masked young man. He offers her the world, but at what price?

Following Ophelia

Following Ophelia

Author: Sophia Bennett Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/03/2017

When Mary Adams sees Millais' depiction of the tragic Ophelia, a whole new world opens up for her. Determined to find out more about the beautiful girl in the painting, she hears the story of Lizzie Siddal - a girl from a modest background, not unlike her own, who has found fame and fortune against the odds. Mary sets out to become a Pre-Raphaelite muse, too, and reinvents herself as Persephone Lavelle. But as she fights her way to become the new face of London's glittering art scene, `Persephone' ends up mingling with some of the city's more nefarious types and is forced to make some impossible choices. Will Persephone be forced to betray those she loves, and even the person she once was, if she is to achieve her dreams?

Love Song

Love Song

Author: Sophia Bennett Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/04/2016

Seventeen-year-old Nina doesn't get why everyone's obsessed with The Point - but when she averts a backstage disaster and is offered a job on tour, she can hardly turn it down. She quickly learns that being with the hottest band on the planet isn't as easy as it looks: behind the scenes, the boys are on the verge of splitting up. Tasked with keeping an eye on four gorgeous but spoiled rock stars, Nina's determined to stick it out - and not fall for any of them ...

You Don't Know Me

You Don't Know Me

Author: Sophia Bennett Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/05/2013

It was all so good. Sasha and Rose. Best friends in a band, singing together. Right up to the finals of Killer Act when the judges tell them one of them must go. Suddenly their friendship is put to the ultimate test. On TV in front of millions \. Two girls. One huge mistake. Can they ever forgive each other?

The Look

The Look

Author: Sophia Bennett Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/03/2012

When Ted is spotted by a model agency, she can't believe it. At the same time her gorgeous sister, Ava, is diagnosed with cancer. With her world turned upside down, Ted has a lot of growing up to do, some of it in five-inch platforms. Can she be a supermodel and a super sister? Or will she have to choose between fame and family?

Threads - Sequins, Stars and Spotlights

Threads - Sequins, Stars and Spotlights

Author: Sophia Bennett Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/02/2011

Four girls have four dreams. Crow is on the way to becoming an international fashion designer. Jenny's been discovered by a Broadway composer. Edie still wants to go to Harvard. Nonie ...isn't really sure, but knows it's something fashion-related and wonderful. They're growing up and on the brink of glittering careers. So why are their lives so complicated? Why does success demand sacrifices, and which ones are they willing to make? In this, the final book of The Threads trilogy , Nonie discovers that life is just beginning. The girls have choices to make. Who will wait for fame? Who will emerge an outright star? Who will fall in love? And who will turn her back on all her dreams? This time the answers are in New York. It's a long way for Nonie to travel, especially with only one teeny-weeny wheelie bag. But for the sake of her friendships, Nonie will do whatever it takes.

Threads #2: Beads, Boys and Bangles

Threads #2: Beads, Boys and Bangles

Author: Sophia Bennett Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/05/2010

Crow is in designer heaven; Nonie's caught the eye of a gorgeous boy; Jenny has a new play. But poor Edie's in trouble ...the rumours are that slave children in India have been making their high-street collection. It's up to the girls to save their fashion dream.

Threads

Threads

Author: Sophia Bennett Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/09/2009

Fashion fairy tales really can happen. Nonie, Edie and Jenny are best friends with very individual tastes. Nonie's a real trend setter and her passion is fashion. Humanitarian Edie is on a mission to save the world. And budding actress Jenny has just landed a small part in a Hollywood blockbuster. But when these three friends meet a young African refugee called Crow, sketching a dress at the Victoria and Albert Museum, they discover a common passion and somehow find a way to make all of their dreams come true.

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