Marcus Sedgwick's most ambitious and confident novel to date His books have sold over 260,000 copies in the UK Marcus is published in 20 territories Super proofs available Major marketing and publicity planned Always receives stellar reviews
Marcus Sedgwick has worked in children's publishing for ten years and before that he was a bookseller. He is also a stone carver and wood engraver and illustrates all his novels. Marcus lives in Sussex and has a young daughter, Alice.
a fascinating blend of history, spy story and love story, stylishly told. - THE BOOKSELLER - Jennifer TaylorMarcus Sedgwick achieves a bravura opening, combining Russian folk tales, narrative history, fictionalised biography and employing the repeated metaphor of a giant rampaging bear to symbolise the political awakened Russian massives. - PUBLISHING NEWS - John Newmanat once engaging and told with an extraordinary sense of lyricism... an extraordinary novel that delineates with clarity of vision individual concerns against the great sweeping expanses of societal unrest. Sedgwick's acheivement is in fusing these elements into an absorbing and stimulating tale that cements his position as one of the most powerful and innovative writers of contemporary fiction for this age. - BOOKS FOR KEEPS - Jake Hopea mesmerising retelling of Ransome's time in Russia during the Revolution, and should appeal to adults as well as Sedgwick's loyal band of teenage readers. - THE INDEPENDENT ON SUNDAY - Danuta Keanmasterly account of the Russian Revolution, seen through the fictionalised eyes of the author Arthur Ransome ... a doomed love story of power and passion. - THE TIMES - Amanda Craigchallenging, stark and uncompromising, a thoroughly satisfying read for older teenagers. - LITERARY REVIEW - Philip WomackMarcus Sedgwick is writing with increased authority these days,