Burning Issy
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Burning Issy

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'Are you frightened of dying, Issy?'
Issy doesn't know where she came from or who she is. Night after night, she has the same nightmare: she burns in a fire and at the heart of the flames is a face she dare not look at. Fear and superstition are everywhere. She must run - from the Witch-finder, from the evil hag who wants her, from those she loves and maybe even from her own true nature...
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Product details

  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 176 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 12mm | 150g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 1849393974
  • 9781849393973
  • 958,487

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"Carnegie-prize winning Melvin Burgess brings the past to life in this atmospheric story of witchcraft in seventeenth-century England."
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"A writer of the highest quality with exceptional powers of insight" * Sunday Times * "Brutally honest...this remarkable historical novel erupts into life from the very first page" * Financial Times * "Haunting, absorbing, sometimes shocking, and beautifully told...Burgess seamlessly blends history with his invented elements." * The Bookbag * "Carnegie-prize winning Melvin Burgess brings the past to life in this atmospheric story of witchcraft in seventeenth-century England." * JULIA ECCLESHARE, LOVEREADING4KIDS * "A real page-turner . . . written with a tough, compelling clarity" * Carousel *
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About Melvin Burgess

Melvin Burgess was born in London and brought up in Surrey and Sussex. He has had a variety of jobs before becoming a full-time writer. Before his first novel, he had short stories published and a play broadcast on Radio 4. He is now regarded as one of the best writers in contemporary children's literature.
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Rating details

181 ratings
3.27 out of 5 stars
5 20% (36)
4 19% (35)
3 34% (61)
2 23% (41)
1 4% (8)
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