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A stunning new novel from Carnegie-shortlisted author Sarah Crossan; moving and beautifully crafted, it explores the bond between daughters and mothers, forgiveness and the healing power of words. Shortlisted for The CILIP Carnegie Medal in 2015.

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Sarah Crossan grew up in Ireland and England and now lives in Hertfordshire. She graduated with a degree in philosophy and literature before training as an English and drama teacher at Cambridge University. Since completing a Masters in creative writing, she has been working to promote creative writing in schools.


This poignant, realistic tale is about learning to love and taking responsibility, and how poems can tell the truth... * Sunday Times, Pick of the Week * A story of the redeeming power of love. It's beautifully written and it made me cry but it also made me laugh * The Bookbag * Poignant, powerful, just perfect * Praise for THE WEIGHT OF WATER - Cathy Cassidy * Succinct, with a gentle lyricism, the poems are telling about immigration, prejudice, self-delusion, families and first love, on the way to a life-changing conclusion * Praise for THE WEIGHT OF WATER The Sunday Times - Children's Books of the Week * Exquistely and touchingly written * Praise for THE WEIGHT OF WATER - Irish Times *

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