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Shell House
By Linda Newbery

The Shell House

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Shell House by Linda Newbery

Book Awards

  • Shortlisted for Carnegie Medal 2003.

Book Description

The Shell House is a beautifully written and sensitive portrayal of love, sexuality and spirituality over two generations. Greg's casual interest in the history of a ruined mansion becomes more personal as he slowly discovers the tragic events that overwhelmed its last inhabitants. Set against a background of the modern day and the First World War, Greg's contemporary beliefs become intertwined with those of Edmund, a foot soldier whose confusion about his sexuality and identity mirrors Greg's own feelings of insecurity. This is a complex and thought-provoking book, written with elegance and subtlety. It will change the way you think.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780099455936
ISBN-10: 0099455935
Format: Paperback
(198mm x 129mm x 22mm)
Pages: 352
Imprint: Red Fox
Publisher: Random House Children's Publishers UK
Publish Date: 4-Sep-2003
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Set in Stone by Linda Newbery Set in Stone, Paperback (July 2015)

When Samuel Godwin, a young and naive art tutor, accepts a job with the Farrow family at Fourwinds, their majestic home, little does he expect to come across such a web of secrets and lies.

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Author Biography - Linda Newbery

As a child Linda Newbery was a secret writer, filling exercise books with stories which she hid in her wardrobe. Now she is a published author of over forty books, mainly children's and teenage fiction. She has been shortlisted for many prestigious literary prizes and has won the Costa children's book award. Linda lives in an Oxfordshire village and enjoys yoga, gardening, walking and the cinema.

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