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Winner of the 9-11 Nestle Silver Award 2007. This is a gripping and beautifully told atmospheric novel full of psychological tension and fast-paced action. It’s Linda Newbery, who is also the winner of the Costa Book Award with Set in Stone, at her most compelling and insightful. You’re in for a treat.
A compelling psychological drama from a prestigious and important writer for children.
“this beautifully told story is haunting and memorable.” The Independent
|Publication date:||6th September 2007|
|Publisher:||Orion Publishing Co|
|Suitable for:||9+ readers|
|Other Categories:||All Shortlists and Winners|
Linda Newbery always wanted to be a writer, filling exercise books with stories which she hid in her wardrobe, but only began submitting her work once she became a secondary school teacher. She had her first novel published in 1988 and is now a full-time writer. Linda writes for various age groups and has twice been shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal, for The Shell House and Sisterland and in 2006 won the Costa Children’s Book Award for Set in Stone.Linda lives in a Northamptonshire village with her husband and three cats. She is an active member of the SAS ...More About Linda Newbery