24 August 2017
Happy publication day to Thornhill, the debut novel from author and illustrator, Pam Smy!
As she unpacks in her new bedroom, Ella is irresistibly drawn to the big old house that she can see out of her window. Surrounded by overgrown gardens, barbed wire fences and 'keep out' signs, it looks derelict.
But that night, a light goes on in one of the windows. And the next day she sees a girl in the grounds.
Ella is hooked. The house has a story to tell. She is sure of it.
We're thrilled that early readers adore Thornhill as much as we do:
"Pam Smy has created a wonderful piece of work in Thornhill. The drawings are full of atmosphere, the words are full of tension and emotion all the more powerful for being so sparingly revealed. I think it’s terrific." - Philip Pullman
"The stunning Thornhill by Pam Smy is a work of beauty and intense atmosphere - may I suggest you need this in your life?" - Liz Flanagan, author of Eden Summer
"Dark and unsettling Thornhill by Pam Smy weaves words and illustrations brilliantly . . . Thump. Thump. Thump." - Nigel Carre, children's bookseller
"Pictureless prose threaded through with wordless sequential art. ENDORSED!" - Page 45, bookshop
"Oh my. So fantastically tense right until the very end! Unlike anything I've read before. Loved it." - Leilah Skelton, Waterstones bookseller
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