The Sword of Ice and Fire

“The Sword of Ice and Fire bears all the marks of John Matthews’ great knowledge of the historical/ mythical setting, the clarity of his prose, and a sure sense of narrative momentum.” Philip Pullman, Author of the His Dark Materials and Book of Dust trilogies, winner of the Costa overall award and Carnegie Medal An[…]

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Bone Music

STOP PRESS: Bone Musoc has been nominated for the Carnegie Medal 2019! “A shaman heroine’s spirit-haunted romance… The bone music of her skull fiddle winds through battles, betrayal and revenge. A great read.” Susan Price, Winner of the Carnegie Medal and Guardian Children’s Fiction Prize It is Mongolia in the 12th century. Spirits walk under[…]

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All good news here!

Where to begin? We’ve sold Rights to David: the Unauthorised Biography to Japan and are negotiating an American deal on The Celian Moment. The Ravenmaster’s Boy has been nominated for the Carnegie Medal and is on the shortlist for the Hillingdon Secondary Book of the Year. We’ve been getting excellent reviews for all this year’s[…]

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Good news!

We are delighted that Mary Hoffman’s The Ravenmaster’s Boy has been shortlisted for the Hillingdon Secondary Book Award. The winner won’t be announced till May 2018, when Mary will attend the “finale” working with children on a presentation complete with props. Ravens? Executioner’s axe?

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An Interview with Katherine Langrish

You may have heard of our publication Seven Miles of Steel Thistles by Katherine Langrish. Here she talks about her fascination with fairy tales, which started at a young age. We’re sure you’ll be entranced, especially by the story in which modern women might have to resist the pull of the vacuum-cleaner!  

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Next spring’s books

A very exciting day today as two new YA novels have gone off to the copy-editor! We have signed contracts with Katherine Roberts (prize-winning author of I am the Great Horse among others) for Bone Music: the Legend of Genghis Khan and with John Matthews for The Sword of Ice and Fire, a very personal[…]

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