The epic new novel by David Almond
David Almond is synonymous with quality children's writing; since Skellig was published fifteen years ago. That book has sold l million copies in the English language and launched him on a trajectory which has extended his work into film, drama, opera, and massive acclaim on both sides of the Atlantic (where we have the rights). Winner of the Hans Christian Andersen Award, the Whitbreat and the Newberry, he is rightly hailed as one of the most important writers for this generation of young people.
This is absolutely beautiful and quite possibly my favourite Almond novel to date. The story of Orpheus and Eurydice is retold against a wild Northumbrian landscape: life, death, love and myths. Just wonderful. - The Bookseller