Marcus Sedgwick

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ColinEdwards

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Marcus Sedgwick is one of the great un-read, has some terrific books already in publication and across such a broad range of subject matter that you really should give his work a try.

He works for a children's publisher by day, and many of his books are in the children's sections but I am 48 and love the children's books just as much as his older material. When I buy a book I the shop will always tell me that there are just as many older readers buying as there are children.

I would thoroughly recommend the Book of Dead Days/Dark Flight Down stories, a complete fantasy escape; and Blood Red, Snow White - a fusion of Russian folk tales and the doomed love story of author Arthur Ransome and his Russian mistress during the Revolution.

Any other fans out there?
 

Tonyblack

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I have to confess that he's not a name I've come across, Colin. However, I do enjoy well written, so-called children's stories and I'll certainly keep an eye open for his books on my tours of the charity shops.

Thanks for the recomendation. :)
 

ColinEdwards

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Just bought Marcus's latest book - Flood and Fang - a series of short stories for children aged 8+, and a perfect way of getting your youngsters into fantasy writing at an early age.

He is such a talent but somehow slips under the radar, it can sometimes be a struggle to find him on the shelves next to masses of Darren Shan...
 

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