Celia Rees
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Celia Rees

Celia Rees was born in Solihull, West Midlands, UK. She studied History and Politics at Warwick University and then went on to teach English in city comprehensive schools for seventeen years. She now divides her time between writing, talking to readers in schools and libraries, and teaching creative writing.

She has written many books for older children and teenagers, and has become a leading writer for Young Adults with an international reputation. Her books have been translated into 28 languages and she has been short listed for the Guardian, Whitbread and W.H. Smith Children's Book Awards, as well as numerous regional awards in the UK and America. Witch Child won the prestigious Prix Sorcières in France in 2003, and the Di Cento Prize in Italy, 2001. Her latest book, The Fool's Girl, publishes in the U.S. in July, 2010

Celia lives in Leamington Spa, Warwickshire, with her husband, Terry. Her daughter, Catrin, now lives and works in London.

To learn more about Celia and her books, visit her website at: www.celiarees.com

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    • Witch Child

    • By: Celia Rees
    • Narrated by: Jennifer Ehle
    • Length: 5 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 109
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 86
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 84

    Enter the world of young Mary Newbury, a world where simply being different can cost a person her life....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • History Comes to Life with Real Magic near Salem

    • By Desarae on 11-18-13

    Regular price: $22.60

    • The Fool's Girl

    • By: Celia Rees
    • Narrated by: Fiona Hardingham
    • Length: 9 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 14
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 13

    Young and beautiful Violetta may be of royal blood, but her kingdom is in shambles when she arrives in London on a mysterious mission....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Not her best but a good story, just not great.

    • By Stacey Wallace on 05-31-13

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Pirates!

    • By: Celia Rees
    • Narrated by: Jennifer Wiltsie
    • Length: 8 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 174
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 69
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 71

    It is the dawn of the 18th century, when girls stay home and sew while men sail the high seas finding adventure, danger, and gold....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Love it!

    • By Cynthia on 12-22-07

    Regular price: $23.93

    • The Wish House

    • By: Celia Rees
    • Narrated by: Christopher Cazenove
    • Length: 5 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 11
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 4

    At the start of summer vacation, 15-year-old Richard discovers that a family has moved in to the usually deserted Wish House. Their beautiful daughter draws him utterly into their bohemian world....

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • didn't get very far.

    • By D EVANS on 11-01-14

    Regular price: $21.27

    • Sovay

    • By: Celia Rees
    • Narrated by: Bianca Amato
    • Length: 12 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 25
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 13

    As rich as she is lovely, Sovay may often be found sitting for portraits - when she's not disguised as a man and robbing travelers, that is....

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Yawn...

    • By Leah C. Day on 05-28-09

    Regular price: $34.96

    • This Is Not Forgiveness

    • By: Celia Rees
    • Narrated by: Steve West
    • Length: 6 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1

    Everyone says that Caro is bad ...but Jamie can't help himself....

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Blood Sinister

    • By: Celia Rees
    • Narrated by: Shirley Barthelmie
    • Length: 5 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3

    Ellen is 16 and dying of an unknown illness. She begins to read her great-grandmother's diary, but it soon becomes difficult to distinguish her own life from the events recorded in the book....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • total fun

    • By Diane on 08-26-09

    Regular price: $13.96

    • The Vanished

    • By: Celia Rees
    • Narrated by: Shirley Barthelmie
    • Length: 5 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    It all started as stories - playground tales handed down for generations, plague graves, vanished children, and hidden steps leading to a festering underworld....

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • terrible

    • By Lisa on 05-12-11

    Regular price: $24.47

    • The Cunning Man

    • By: Celia Rees
    • Narrated by: Shirley Barthelmie
    • Length: 4 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 5

    Finn's not at all sure about the Salt House. It brings back all her nightmares, and Westwater is dangerous. Many people have died here....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • The Cunning Man - Nice Teen Book

    • By Stephen on 05-26-14

    Regular price: $17.47

    • The Stone Testament

    • By: Celia Rees
    • Narrated by: Colin Moody
    • Length: 11 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4

    Reports of miraculous phenomena are coming in...a crying statue. A bleeding crucifix. Around the globe, strange signs point to the end of days.....

    Regular price: $27.97

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