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Catherine Fisher

  • 5 stars across 51 books
Born in Newport, Catherine Fisher has been a primary school teacher, taught Creative writing and dug up Roman pottery on archaeological digs. Now she spends most of her time writing novels and poems, drawing, fencing, and taking walks in the woodlands of the Wye valley. She lives in Wales with her two cats Jessa and Tam Lin.
4th October 2018

The Clockwork Crow

A magical story of snow and stars by Catherine Fisher. The Clockwork Crow is a mysterious gothic Christmas tale set in a... MoreThe Clockwork Crow

(21 reviews) Review
1st October 2020

The Midnight Swan

With an invisible girl, a parliament of owls and a pen that writes by itself, the journey to the garden of the Midnight ... MoreThe Midnight Swan

(5 reviews) Review
3rd October 2019

The Velvet Fox

After rescuing Tomas from enchantment, orphan Seren Rhys is enjoying her first summer at Plas-y-Fran. But as autumn arri... MoreThe Velvet Fox

(3 reviews) Review
8th March 2012

Cat with Iron Claws, The

An interpretation of a medieval Welsh tale by Catherine Fisher, recently appointed Wales' first Young Person's Laureate.... MoreCat with Iron Claws, The

(2 reviews) Review
16th September 2021

The Red Gloves: and Other Stories

Gripping stories of myth, folklore and magic:Two step-brothers share one nightmare; red gloves that reach for your throa... MoreThe Red Gloves: and Other Stories

(2 reviews) Review
3rd October 2013

Shakespeare Quartet: The Box of Red Brocade: Book 2

Time travel is sf. Fairies are folklore. What happens when you mix the two? And add a final ingredient, Shakespeare'... MoreShakespeare Quartet: The Box of Red Brocade: Book 2

(0 reviews) Review
18th September 2008


Finn has escaped from the terrible living Prison of Incarceron, but its memory torments him, because his brother Keiro... MoreSapphique

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