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Season of Secrets

Written by Sally Nicholls

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Books of the Month Family / Home Stories Fantasy / Magical Featured Books for 11+ readers Mysteries / Mythology Personal Social Health Economic (PSHE)

A haunting and unforgettable novel, reissued for a new audience

January 2022 Book of the Month | A Julia Eccleshare Pick of the Month January 2022

Season of Secrets weaves the tale of a heartbroken child and an age-old legend into beautiful story of love, healing and strange magic. Resonant of classics such as The Owl Service by Alan Garner, Whistle Down the Wind by Mary Hayley Bell and Skellig by David Almond, the protagonist’s story is told in the pure, clear voice we have come to expect from this astonishingly accomplished and powerful young writer. Sally Nicholls is simply an exceptionally talented writer, who writes beautifully. Her intelligent, warm fiction is honest and profound, complex yet accessible

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Julia Eccleshare's Picks for January 2022

Monster! Hungry! Phone! by Sean Taylor and Fred Benaglia

When the War Came Home by Lesley Parr

Me, In Between by Julya Rabinowich, translated by Claire Storey

Season of Secrets by Sally Nicholls

Season of Secrets Synopsis

On a wild and stormy night Molly runs away from her grandparents' house. Her dad has sent her to live there until he Sorts Things Out at home now her mother has passed away. In the howling darkness, Molly sees a desperate figure running for his life from a terrifying midnight hunt. But who is he? Why has he come? And can he heal her heartbreak?

A haunting tale of myth, magic and healing after grief.

Season of Secrets Press Reviews

A haunting and unforgettable new novel ... a beautiful story of love, healing and strange magic. Resonant of classics such as The Owl Service by Alan Garner, Whistle Down the Wind by Mary Hayley Bell and Skellig by David Almond . . . Sally Nicholls is simply an exceptionally talented writer - Lovereading

Poignant and gripping . . . Sally Nicholls intertwines ancient myths of pagan gods with an emotive and touching love story - The Bookseller

A stand-out story ... exciting [and] profound -- Kathryn Hughes - Guardian

Nicholls is a writer of enormous power and strength, using an ancient myth in new and surprising ways. A wonderful, evocative, lively book - Literary Review

A poignant novel exploring the complexities of childhood grief, its many manifestations and its healing - Irish Times

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Publication date: 06/01/2022
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ISBN: 9781839130465
Publication date: 6th January 2022
Author: Sally Nicholls
Publisher: Andersen Press Ltd
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 272 pages
Suitable for: 11+ readers
Genres: Family / Home Stories, Fantasy / Magical, Mysterys / Mythology, Personal Social Health Economic
Recommendations: Books of the Month, Julia Eccleshare's Picks

About Sally Nicholls

I was born in Stockton-on-Tees, just after midnight, in a thunderstorm. My father died when I was two, and my brother Ian and I were brought up my mother. I always wanted to write - when people asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up, I used to say "I'm going to be a writer" - very definite. I've always loved reading, and I spent most of my childhood trying to make real life as much like a book as possible. My friends and I had a secret club like the Secret Seven, and when I was ...

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