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Glass Town Wars


FORMAT: Hardcover PRICE: £12.99 PAGES: 320 Pages PUBLICATION DATE: 01/11/2018 ISBN: 9781782692225

Glass Town Wars

Celia Rees

Pushkin Children's Books

A new novel by the bestselling author of Witch Child: an adventure story drawing on the early writings of the Brontë children.

When Tom is in hospital in a coma his friend Milo decides that Tom can be a guinea pig for a new gaming device - a device that will take him far in to a troubled world where he meets the warrior-like Augusta who is fighting to save her kingdom from takeover by her rival. With Tom at her side, she finds extra courage. Tom's knowledge and understanding of the complexities of war - learnt through his love of gaming - give her a distinct advantage in the unfolding conflict. Slowly but surely Tom starts to leave his life in London behind as the two of them become ever more embroiled in a world of chaos and tension that encompasses the past, the present and the future.

But life in London won't let Tom go so easily. His friends and family gather around him to try and bring him back - as does a girl from school he barely knows, who comes each day to his bedside to read to him from her favourite book - Wuthering Heights.

In this wonderful speculative fiction Celia Rees has created a meta-fictional world that will delight readers. This epic adventure story, with Rees's trademark strong female character and romance at its heart, is a compelling action-driven adventure with delightful twists and turns that thrill and surprise right up to the last page.

Selling points

  • A futuristic adventure story with its heart firmly placed in an historical setting as it is inspired by the Brontë siblings' childhood writings. Fans will recognise wonderful detail such as the appearence of the dog Keeper, names of characters and places as well as the important part played by Emily herself.
  • Witch Child has sold nearly 200,000 copies, has been translated into more than 30 languages, and was shortlisted for the Guardian Children's Fiction Award.
  • A strong, able and independent female lead character make ths a novel for today's teen reader.
  • Celia Rees's first novel for over six years will felight fans both old and new.


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