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Elle McNicoll

  • 5 stars across 8 books
Elle McNicoll is a debut children's author from Scotland, now living in East London. As a neurodivergent writer, she is passionate about disability rights and representation and assists as a mentor for neurodivergent students at UCL. When she isn't writing fiction, she works as an editor and in her spare time, makes colourful chokers for friends to wear. A Kind of Spark is her first novel.
4th June 2020

A Kind of Spark

A KIND OF SPARK tells the story of 11-year-old Addie as she campaigns for a memorial in memory of the witch trials that ... MoreA Kind of Spark

(72 reviews) Review
4th March 2021

Show Us Who You Are

The second book from the author of A Kind Of Spark, with Neurodivergent characters you'll root for and a moving friendsh... MoreShow Us Who You Are

(14 reviews) Review
3rd February 2022

Like A Charm

Edinburgh is a city filled with magical creatures. No one can see them... until Ramya Knox. As she is pulled into her ... MoreLike A Charm

(12 reviews) Review
28th October 2021

The Very Merry Murder Club

A collection of wintery crime and mystery stories by thirteen of the most exciting and diverse authors ... MoreThe Very Merry Murder Club

(9 reviews) Review
2nd February 2023

Like A Curse

Stuck in Loch Ness while Edinburgh falls under the control of a terrifyingly powerful Siren, Ramya Knox is frustrated. S... MoreLike A Curse

(5 reviews) Review
4th April 2024


Set in Juniper five years before A Kind of Spark comes a powerful coming-of-age story from award-winning author Elle McN... MoreKeedie

(0 reviews) Review
6th June 2024

The Super Sunny Murder Club

A collection of sizzling summer-themed crime and mystery stories by thirteen of the most popular, exciting ... MoreThe Super Sunny Murder Club

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3rd October 2024

Some Like it Cold

A big-hearted small-town romance from bestselling, award-winning author Elle McNicoll, Some Like it Cold is perfect for ... MoreSome Like it Cold

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    Beautifully written story about an autistic girl that is determined to stand up for what she believes. A heartfelt book with a reminder that not every...

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    A Kind of Spark

    I loved this book so much. It was quite emotional at times but also carried uplifting messages. I would recommend this to readers aged 7+ but think th...

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