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Holly Ovenden lives in Sevenoaks. She is a freelance designer and illustrator who has worked in-house at Penguin and Bloomsbury. Holly has designed most of the covers for Everything with Words but this is the first time she has done the inside illustrations.
Holly worked very closely with Eve on Elsetime so that the images and text would compliment each other. Inspired by a couple of the images, Eve even made changes to the text!
October 2020 Debut of the Month | Elsetime is a wonderfully atmospheric timeslip adventure story with two great characters – three, if you count Magpie, the wise young crow who befriends the two human protagonists. Needle is a mudlark, gathering lost treasures from the river shoreline in the 1860s. Through a mysterious magic, he finds himself fifty years in the future, on the same spot and the eve of a terrible flood that he knows will cause death and destruction (as the real River Thames flood did in 1928). His new friend, talented young apprentice jeweller, Glory, is one of those whose lives is at risk. Can they save the town and their neighbours, and can Needle find a way to return home to his family? The plot swirls and sparkles and will keep readers on tenterhooks; this accomplished historical fantasy adventure is full of treasures for readers.
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