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Pirates! hardback sales in the Bloomsbury edition now total over 86,000 copies and film option agreed Stunning new branding with iconic cover image Author shortlisted for the Guardian Award and the Whitbread Children's book award
Celia Rees is one of Britain's foremost writers for teenagers and her titles for Bloomsbury have enjoyed huge success. Witch Child has been adopted by educational boards up and down the country and is required reading in secondary schools in the UK, with life sales of over 180,000, and has been translated into 25 languages. Celia has a degree in history, a strong interest in which is evident in her brilliantly researched books. Sorceress, Pirates! and Sovay have all met similar critical acclaim and are loved fro their strong characters and skillfully plotted adventures. Celia Rees lives in Leamington Spa, with her husband.
'This is as swashbuckling a yarn as anyone could wish for.' Adele Geras, Guardian 'This is by far the best read this autumn. Give this to your children to read and the words will create vividly coloured pictures in their mind' Dina Rabinovitch, Guardian 'Well-known for her ability to write gripping stories featuring strong, intelligent female characters, Celia Rees has yet another compelling read in Pirates!' Financial Times 'Pirates! is a treasure of a book' Amanda Craig, The Times