Henrietta Branford (1946-1999) was a celebrated and cherished author of over a dozen children's books including The Fated Sky and Dimanche Diller. In her lifetime, she was awarded the Guardian's Children's Fiction Prize, the Smarties Book Prize and was highly commended for the Carnegie Medal; known for her striking characters, unique perspectives and emotive characters, Branford's legacy lives on in her fiction. You can visit her website at www.henriettabranford.com.
Branford's skilful handling results in a thoroughly convincing and totally engrossing novel. A strong and deserving contender for the Carnegie medal. * The Sunday Telegraph * Both I and a 13-year-old tester were lost in admiration for the brilliantly devised Fire, Bed and Bone. * The Times * This powerful tale with its unusual viewpoint is as fresh and exciting today as when first published... Cleverly original, the deceptive simplicity and economy of style makes it immediately accessible to any young reader. * Celia Rees *