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Snake ropes

Author: Jess Richards
Publisher: London : Sceptre, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
On an island off the edge of the map, boys are disappearing. The day the tall men come from the mainland to trade, Mary's little brother goes missing. She needs to find him. She needs to know a secret that no-one else can tell her. Jess Richards' stunning debut will show you crows who become statues and sisters who get tangled in each other's hair, keys that talk and ghosts who demand to be buried.

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Genre/Form: Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jess Richards
ISBN: 9781444737851 1444737856
OCLC Number: 1004948627
Notes: Shortlisted for the 2012 COSTA First Novel Award.
Awards: Short-listed for Costa First Novel Award 2012 (UK)
Short-listed for Scottish Book Awards 2012 (UK)
Description: 352 pages ; 20 cm.
Responsibility: Jess Richards.


Stunning fiction in the vein of Angela Carter and Margaret Atwood from debut author Jess Richards.  Read more...


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Jess Richards's debut is a cornucopia of secrets and surprises, written in a bright, sassy style. The author is exuberantly inventive in creating a bitter-sweet world of magical transformations. * Read more...

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