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The Week at World's End

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The hotly anticipated new standalone from the bestselling and award-winning Queen of Historical Fiction, Emma Carroll.

Britain, 1962
'Who are you?' I asked.
'You don't know who I am? You mean, it's not been on the news?'
The girl glanced from Ray to me and back again.
'It's better I don't tell you,' she said firmly.
Nothing ever happens in World's End Close. So when Stevie discovers a runaway girl in her coal shed, the first thing she does is fetch her best friend, Ray. Both are dying for a bit of adventure, and when the girl begs for help, they readily agree.
Yet they soon realise they've taken on more than they bargained for. The girl, Anna, reveals she's on the run from people who are trying to poison her. Meanwhile, on the news, the Americans and Russians are arguing over missiles in Cuba.
As the threat of war grows, Anna's behaviour becomes more mysterious. And when Stevie unearths a dark family secret, she wonders if Anna has come to World's End Close on purpose, with a special message just for her . . .
An enthralling thriller, perfect for our tumultuous times.
'The Hilary Mantel of children's fiction.' The Telegraph
'Rightfully owns the title "Queen of Historical Fiction".' BookTrust
'Historical fiction at its finest.' Bookseller
'Echoes of Michael Morpurgo and Nina Bawden.' The Times

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9780571364435
  • ISBN: 9780571364435
  • Pub Date: 2nd September 2021
  • Publisher: Faber & Faber
  • Imprint: Faber & Faber
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number of Pages: 320

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About Emma Carroll

Emma Carroll is a secondary school English teacher. She has also worked  as a news reporter, an avocado picker and the person who punches holes  into filofax paper. She recently graduated with distinction from Bath  Spa University's MA in Writing For Young People. The Girl Who Walked on Air is Emma's second novel. She lives in the Somerset hills with her hus

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