A brilliant, dark and compelling read that cleverly interweaves the story of a 17th century witch into the life of a boy whose world is forever haunted by fire, for his family home was destroyed by it as was his sister. Sensational writing will ensure it’s almost a one sitting read.
Something terrifying is happening to Jamie in Crownhill, the village where he's been sent to get over a family tragedy. Something to do with an evil old witch who gets into his dreams, determined to do him harm, and a frightened girl, the victim of a long-ago witch hunt, whose presence lingers on.
|Publication date:||1st July 2005|
|Publisher:||Orion Publishing Co|
|Format:||Paperback (b Format)|
|Suitable for:||11+ readers|
|Genres:||Horror / Ghost Stories|
One of the World Book Day 2015 Authors Marcus was our Guest Editor in July 2010. Click here to see all his selections. Marcus began to write seriously in 1994, and his first book, Floodland, was published by Orion in 2000, and won the Branford-Boase award for best debut children's novel. Witch Hill followed in 2001, and was nominated for an Edgar Allan Poe Award. The Kiss of Death was published in paperback in April 2009, and picked up a thread from his highly acclaimed My Swordhand is Singing (winner of the 2007 Booktrust Teenage Book Award). In between came what Marcus calls “my big ...More About Marcus Sedgwick