Marcus Sedgwick

Marcus Sedgwick was born in Kent in 1968 and is an acclaimed children's author and illustrator.

Sedgwick is renowned for the dark-themes that he incorporates into his young-adult novels. His first book Floodland was published in 2000, winning the Branford Boase Book Award for best debut children's novel.

"I remember consciously thinking before I wrote it that the city was going to be a character, a gift for the gothic. It's really beautiful, but rotting to pieces at the same time. The 18th century was when it was considered at its most beautiful but also at its most debauched." Marcus Sedgwick: Venice and The Kiss of Death.

Marcus Sedgwick reviews

Floodland

NA written by Marcus Sedgwick

Imagine that a few years from now England is covered by water, and Norwich is an island. Zoe, left behind in the confusion when her parents escaped, survives there as best [...]

Published: 2000

Our rating: 9.0 | 9 positive reader reviews

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My Swordhand is Singing

NA written by Marcus Sedgwick

In the bitter cold of an unrelenting winter Tomas and his son, Peter, arrive in Chust and despite the inhospitability of the villagers settle there as woodcutters. Tomas di [...]

Published: 2006

Our rating: 9.0 | 2 positive reader reviews

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Revolver

NA written by Marcus Sedgwick

1910. A cabin north of the Arctic Circle. Fifteen-year-old Sig Andersson is alone. Alone, except for the corpse of his father, who died earlier that day after falling throu [...]

Published: 2009

Our rating: 9.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

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White Crow

NA written by Marcus Sedgwick

Winterfold, a place of crumbling cliff paths, deserted churches and ruined graveyards, forms the backdrop for Marcus Sedgwick's latest work, White Crow, a contemporary [...]

Published: 2010

Our rating: 9.1 | 1 positive reader reviews

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