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Reader Q&A with Jessica Townsend author of Hollowpox


The Nevermoor series is one of Toppsta readers' all-time favourites and it's easy to see why. Morrigan Crow's exciting, magical adventures in the wundrous world of Nevermoor have had us spellbound since book one

Now, finally, book 3, Hollowpox, is here and one lucky Toppsta reviewer won the chance to ask bestselling author Jessica Townsend some questions! 

Watch the video below to hear Jessica's answers, talking about her inspiration, her love of children's books and what we can expect from the latest book in the series.

Reader Q&A with Jessica Townsend author of Hollowpox

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Our reviewer, aged 13 loved Hollowpox and wanted to ask Jessica these questions:

• Did any books you read as a child influence the Nevermoor series?

• Do you have a strict routine when you are writing books?

• Do you let your family or friends know your ideas for books you are the next 6 in the Nevermoor series...?!

• Who do you let read your Nevermoor drafts..or don’t you?

• How important to you are the illustrations in Nevermoor?

• Are any of the characters in Hollowpox based on people from your life?

• How did lockdown affect you as a writer when thinking about the theme of Hollowpox

• What is your favourite bit of London -did it influence Hollowpox?

• Does writing your characters, particularly Morrigan help you re-live your childhood?

Reader Q&A with Jessica Townsend author of Hollowpox
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Hollowpox: The Hunt for Morrigan Crow Book 3

   Discover the magical world of Nevermoor and the adventures of Morrigan Crow, in this bestselling, award-winning series for fans of Harry Potter and His Dark Materials.  
   'Exciting, mysterious, marvellous and magical ... quite simply one of the best children's books I've read in years' Robin Stevens, author of  Murder Most Unladylike  .  
 Morrigan Crow is determined, daring and ready for a new challenge: to step into her destiny as a Wundersmith, master the mysterious Wretched Arts, and control the power that threatens to consume her. She and her friends are proud to be in their second year of attendance at the magical Wundrous Society, and together they can face anything.
 But a strange illness has taken hold of Nevermoor, turning its peaceable Wunimals into mindless, vicious unnimals on the hunt. As victims of the Hollowpox multiply, panic spreads. And with the city she loves in a state of fear, Morrigan quickly realises it is up to her to find a cure for the Hollowpox, even if it will put her - and the rest of Nevermoor - in more danger than ever before ...
   Enter a world of hope and imagination in this Wundrous series, winner of the Waterstones Children's Book Prize and with film rights sold to Fox.  
   Praise for  Nevermoor: The Trials of Morrigan Crow  : 'A full-speed joy of a book; funny, quick-footed, and wildly, magically inventive' Katherine Rundell, author of  Rooftoppers    



2nd November 2020

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