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Week at World’s End (Signed Edition)

Emma Carroll

Signed Edition. The hotly anticipated new standalone from the Queen of Historical Fiction, Emma Carroll, in hardback for the first time!

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Britain, 1962

‘Who are you?’ I asked.
‘You don’t know who I am? You mean, it’s not been on the news?’
The girl glanced from Ray to me and back again.
‘It’s better I don’t tell you,’ she said firmly.

Nothing ever happens in World’s End Close. So when Stevie discovers a runaway girl in her coal shed, the first thing she does is fetch her best friend, Ray. Both are dying for a bit of adventure, and when the girl begs for help, they readily agree.

Yet they soon realise they’ve taken on more than they bargained for. The girl, Anna, reveals she’s on the run from people who are trying to poison her. Meanwhile, on the news, the Americans and Russians are arguing over missiles in Cuba.

As the threat of war grows, Anna’s behaviour becomes more mysterious. And when Stevie unearths a dark family secret, she wonders if Anna has come to World’s End Close on purpose, with a special message just for her . . .

An enthralling thriller, perfect for our tumultuous times.

Critic Reviews

Carroll combines thrilling historical action with complex human drama and resonant themes of courage and hope. One of her finest novels to date

Fiona Noble, The Bookseller
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A superb feat of storytelling

Hilary McKay
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This story of hope and humanity amongst hostility speaks for itself. Finding your voice, freedom, feminism, fighting for what's right; it has it all. With the power of her pen, Emma Carroll makes history come alive.

Scott Evans, The Reader Teacher
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Emma Carroll at her finest. The most exquisite story brought to life with rich period detail and sublime characterisation. An absolute triumph!

Jo Clarke, Book Lover Jo
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The Week at World's End is Emma Carroll's most compelling book yet

Ross Montgomery
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Superb. There's no-one better than Emma Carroll at depicting children's struggles to piece together what's going on and to engage with really difficult things, sometimes before they understand them. A very moving book

Perdita Cargill

Once told by poet Ted Hughes her writing was ‘dangerous’, it took Emma Carroll twenty years of English teaching and a life-changing cancer diagnosis to feel brave enough to give her dream of being an author a try. Nowadays, she’s a bestselling author and the ‘Queen of Historical Fiction’ (BookTrust). She has been nominated for and the winner of numerous…

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