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The Book of Hidden Wonders

Polly Crosby

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01 August 2020
Fiction & Literature; Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945); Crime & mystery; Abbey's Double Rewards; Advocate - Fiction
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Hidden in the pages of a book, a secret story...

'Evocative and enchanting - a future classic and a star in the making' Veronica Henry, Sunday Times bestselling author 'This treasure of a debut takes up the palette of emotions and paints with all the colours. Beautiful' Nydia Hetherington Romilly lives in a ramshackle house with her eccentric artist father and her cat, Monty. She knows little about her past - but she knows that she is loved.

When her father finds fame with a series of children's books starring her as the main character, everything changes: exotic foods appear on the table, her father appears on TV, and strangers appear at their door, convinced the books contain a treasure hunt leading to a glittering prize.

But as time passes, Romilly's father becomes increasingly suspicious of everything around him, until, before her eyes, he begins to disappear altogether.

In her increasingly isolated world, Romilly turns to the secrets her father has hidden in his illustrated books, realising that there is something far darker and more devastating locked within the pages...

The truth.

The Book of Hidden Wonders is the unforgettable, beguiling debut from Polly Crosby.

Praise for The Book of Hidden Wonders:

'Evocative and enchanting - a future classic and a star in the making' Veronica Henry, Sunday Times bestselling author of The Beach Hut 'Written in fine, delicate prose, this treasure of a debut takes up the palette of emotions and paints with all the colours. Beautiful' Nydia Hetherington, author of A Girl Made of Air 'Exquisitely written, stunning, totally unique. Everyone needs to read this' Jessica Ryn, author of The Extraordinary Hope of Dawn Brightside 'A magical tale, beautifully written, evocative and mysterious, and stitched through with a dark thread that I wasn't expecting. What a wonderful book' Anita Frank, author of The Lost Ones 'A beautifully written tale that evokes dreams and imagination' Daily Record 'An extraordinary debut... beautiful, dark, haunting and unforgettable. I loved it' Edward Carey, author of Little and The Iremonger Trilogy
By:   Polly Crosby
Imprint:   HARPER360
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 234mm,  Width: 153mm, 
Weight:   270g
ISBN:   9780008409616
ISBN 10:   0008409617
Pages:   400
Publication Date:   01 August 2020
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Polly Crosby lives in Norfolk with her husband and son, and her very loud and much-loved Oriental rescue cat, Dali. To find out more about Polly's writing, please visit pollycrosby.com. Polly can also be found on Twitter as @WriterPolly.

Reviews for The Book of Hidden Wonders

Praise for The Book of Hidden Wonders: 'Evocative and enchanting - a future classic and a star in the making' Veronica Henry, Sunday Times bestselling author of The Beach Hut 'Written in fine, delicate prose, this treasure of a debut takes up the palette of emotions and paints with all the colours. Beautiful' Nydia Hetherington, debut author of A Girl Made of Air 'Exquisitely written, stunning, totally unique. Everyone needs to read this' Jessica Ryn, debut author of The Extraordinary Hope of Dawn Brightside 'A magical tale, beautifully written, evocative and mysterious, and stitched through with a dark thread that I wasn't expecting. What a wonderful book' Anita Frank, debut author of The Lost Ones 'A beautifully written tale that evokes dreams and imagination' Daily Record 'An extraordinary debut... beautiful, dark, haunting and unforgettable. It is a most wonderfully tender nightmare, a haunted-house childhood where the landscape gets ever stranger, a deeply affecting portrait of the climb towards adulthood. Nostalgic, familiar and yet utterly strange. I loved it' Edward Carey, author of Little and The Iremonger Trilogy 'Polly Crosby makes sensory magic, conjuring images of such vividness that I'll remember them always. I'll remember Romilly and her father too: I loved them deeply, and they filled and broke my heart' Clare Beams, author of The Illness Lesson 'Polly Crosby's magical debut ... is a story about daughters and fathers, but it's more than that: it's a treatise on how to find hope in a universe rife with heartbreak and loss. May it light some of your darkest hours the way it has mine' Andrew David MacDonald, author of When We Were Vikings


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