A pregnant woman, believed killed in a bridge accident in the Scottish Highlands, seizes her chance to disappear from her uncaring husband. Determined to safeguard her baby’s future and reinvent herself, she befriends illegal immigrant Silva, whose husband Stefan and daughter Anna, as she alone knows, have died in her place. As the bridge is rebuilt, the two women build a precarious existence in a makeshift home by the river.
"Transfixing book, superb performances"
With the premiere of two new film versions of the Snow White tale, Blackstone enters the fray with its own adult, edgy, and not altogether serious full-cast exposé of fairy-taledom. At last it can be told! Was Snow White really as pure as the driven snow? Did her allegedly wicked stepmother get a bum rap from the Grimm brothers? What went on behind the closed Dutch doors of the dwarves’ cottage? How many handsome princes does it take to screw in a light bulb?
"This is more of a mash up"
'I ought to tell you at the beginning that I am not quite normal having had a violent experience at the age of nine'. Jessica Vye's 'violent experience' colours her schooldays and her reaction to the world around her - a confining world of wartime restrictions, Viyella dresses, nicely-restrained essays and dusty tea shops. For Jessica has been told that she is 'beyond all possible doubt', a born writer.
The Green Hand of Doom will get you all! Someone is playing ghostly tricks on the staff and pupils of St Aubergine's School. But it isn't Trixie Tempest, oh no! She is far too busy Saving the Planet, being Nice to Nits and practising her solo for the Save the World with a Song Concert. So who can it be? Not a real ghost, surely? Oh no-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o!
Trixie can't believe her luck. She's been invited to attend a half-term taster course in Witchcraft and Wizardry at Conundrums Academy. At last someone has recognised that Trixie has seventeen generations of witchy blood rushing through her veins! Trixie's magical talents are put to the test in this third adventure for the tweenage tearaway with a heart of gold and a brain full of fireworks.
Introducing Trixie Tempest, the tweenage tearaway with a heart of gold and a brain full of fireworks! Trixie has more on her mind than boy bands and butterfly tattoos - she's out to Save the World. But first she needs cash, and fast, before Mum and Dad find out she's lost her precious trumpet. Because how can she play a solo in the Save the World with a Song concert without it? Enter Harpo, her amazing, talking, singing, yap-artist dog. Is this hound-with-a-sound too good to be true? Listen and believe!
From the award-winning author of 'The Ghost Dog' and 'Eyes of the Alien', among many others, 'The Frighteners' is a gripping tale of friendship, revenge - and an imagination that has the power to make the unreal become real.
Holly Krauss lives life in a whirlwind; her husband Charlie, her business partner Meg, and her colleagues at KS Associates are left breathless by her energy. But sometimes her wild behaviour leads to reckless mistakes. Mistakes which soon leave her life spiralling out of control.