The Seeing

The Seeing

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1953. When wild, dangerous, break-all-the-rules Natalie arrives in the quiet town of Norton, thirteen-year-old Lizzie is drawn irresistibly to the new girl from the wrong side of the tracks. Desperate for Natalie's friendship and respect, Lizzie soon discovers a side of the town - and of herself - that she had never imagined. As the girls grow closer, Natalie and her strange, eerie brother, Philip, reveal a shocking secret. For Philip has a second sight, and all around them he sees evil - 'left-over Nazis' lying in wait until the time is right for revenge. Natalie and Philip believe it's up to them to root these people out of Norton. Lizzie is swept up in what starts as a thrilling game - but the consequences of Philip's 'gift' quickly spiral into disaster. This is a chilling, powerful tale from Whitbread Award-winner Diana Hendry.
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Product details

  • 12-17
  • Hardback | 176 pages
  • 144 x 222 x 20mm | 302g
  • Bodley Head Children's Books
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 037033213X
  • 9780370332130
  • 697,062

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1956. When wild, dangerous, break-all-the-rules Natalie arrives in the quiet town of Norton, thirteen-year-old Lizzie is drawn irresistibly to the new girl from the wrong side of the tracks.





As the girls grow closer, Natalie and her strange, eerie brother, Philip, reveal a shocking secret. For Philip has second sight, and all around them he sees evil - ‘left-over Nazis’ lying in wait until the time is right for revenge. Natalie and Philip believe it’s up to them to rout these people out of Norton.





Lizzie is swept up in what starts as a thrilling game - but the consequences of Philip’s ‘gift’ quickly spiral into disaster.
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Back cover copy

'I've told you. Philip can see. He can see inside people. He can see the swastikas on their hearts.'
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Review Text

"A gripping and evocative story . . . the plot keeps you riveted"
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"This novel is a powerful return, after a 10-year gap, for Whitbread-winning Hendry ... With a surprising denouement, this is an intriguing, atmospheric and memorable tale" -- Nicolette Jones The Sunday Times "A dark and memorable novel ... This wise and unsettling tale will captivate discerning readers of any age. The book builds to a dark, destructive ending, but what you remember are the memorable, finely drawn and vivid characters - and the fractured time in which they are growing up" -- Martin Chilton Telegraph Online "An intense, eerie tale" -- Fiona Noble The Bookseller "The pacing is perfect, with highly dramatic moments broken up by some gorgeous prose ... one of the most dramatic and shocking endings I've ever read in a novel ... it's definitely my favourite read of 2012 so far" Writing From The Tub "A gripping and evocative story ... the plot keeps you riveted" -- Vanessa Lewis The Bookseller
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About Diana Hendry

Diana Hendry was born in Wirral and grew up by the sea. She has published more than forty books for children and teenagers. She won a Whitbread Award for Harvey Angell and a Scottish Arts Council Book Award for Harvey Angell Beats Time. One of her picture books, The Very Noisy Night, was adapted into a show by Blunderbus Theatre Company. Diana has also written four poetry collections for adults and children. She regularly tutors a group of teenagers at the Arvon Foundation's centre in Moniack Mhor. She lives in Edinburgh.
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185 ratings
3.36 out of 5 stars
5 16% (30)
4 30% (56)
3 32% (60)
2 15% (28)
1 6% (11)
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