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'Shut the lid! For the love of God . . . SHUT THE LID!'
And so the box was slammed shut, hidden away, and forgotten about.
But what lay within was only dormant . . . waiting for the time when it would be released, and let loose upon the world.
And that time was about to come . . .
That time is now.
This fantastic new novel from acclaimed writer, Julie Hearn, is truly unique and tells of friendship, secrets, love, hate and hope.
An unforgettable story written in Julie Hearn's inimitable style - full of mystery, passion and with lovely touches of humour.
Completely unique - a story that doesn't fit into any particular genre but is just a great tale, expertly told.
As ever with Julie's books - the characters leap out of the page at you and are completely unforgettable.
Julie Hearn was shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal for her book Rowan the Strange.
Wreckers draws on the myth of Pandora's Box, which is well-known and liked.
Author Julie Hearn
Julie Hearn has been writing all her life. After training as a journalist, she went to Australia, where she worked on a daily tabloid newspaper. She then lived in Spain for a while before returning to England, where she worked as a features editor and freelance features writer. After her daughter was born she went back to her studies and obtained a BA in English and an MSt in women's studies. She is now a full-time writer.
`Praise for Wreckers: Hearn is a classy writer, and her latest novel is a thrilling and dangerous book . . . This is a novel that will gather much praise as readers discover and talk about it.'' South China Morning Post/Young Post
`Praise for Rowan the Strange: 'It is nothing short of extraordinary'' Philip Ardagh, Guardian
`Hearn is skilled at conveying the place and the time, but it is in the detail of human interactions that her novel is particularly remarkable' Sunday Times
`A shocking yet gripping tale that will fill you with hope, sadness and distress. It will stay in my heart forever.' Guardian