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My Swordhand is Singing By Marcus Sedgwick

My Swordhand is Singing by Marcus Sedgwick

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Summary

Exciting enough for even the most reluctant boy reader, this dark and emotive book was shortlisted for the 2007 Carnegie Award. Set in the seventeenth century it is a heartrending story of loss and redemption, inspired by the original vampire folklore of Eastern Europe.

My Swordhand is Singing Summary

Collins Readers - My Swordhand is Singing by Marcus Sedgwick

Exciting enough for even the most reluctant boy reader, this dark and emotive book was shortlisted for the 2007 Carnegie Award. Set in the seventeenth century it is a heartrending story of loss and redemption, inspired by the original vampire folklore of Eastern Europe.

Livestock are attacked in the dark night, and the dead return to terrorise their loved ones. Woodcutter Peter is intrigued, but his father, Tomas, insists that they leave well alone. Then a band of gypsies arrive, insisting that Tomas is the only one who can save the village. What secrets has the old man been keeping? And what does he hide in the long, battered box, whose contents Peter is forbidden to know?

Set in the seventeenth century, My Swordhand is Singing is a heart-rending story of loss and redemption, inspired by the original vampire folklore of Eastern Europe.

My Swordhand is Singing Reviews

"Sedgwick has taken early vampire legends and masterfully crafted them into this dark tale... I can't wait for my 11-year-old to get her teeth into it."
Daily Telegraph

"Expertly reseached and beautifully written, this is a heart-stopping story, which had me mesmerised from beginning to end."
The Bookseller

"best enjoyed with the doors and windows firmly bolted ... His story is a journey into a beautiful gothic painting".
The Telegraph

"One of the books of the year."
Sunday Times

"This novel has all the components of gothic horror: love, loss, regret and a touch of the supernatural... The story is a pleasure to read as it has purpose and path and not a word is wasted".
Carnegie Judge 2007

About Marcus Sedgwick

Marcus Sedgwick has worked in children's publishing for ten years and before that he was a bookseller. He is also a stone carver and wood engraver and illustrates all his novels.

Marcus lives in Sussex and has a young daughter, Alice.

Additional information

GOR003364465
Collins Readers - My Swordhand is Singing by Marcus Sedgwick
Used - Well Read
Paperback
HarperCollins Publishers
2007-03-20
224
0007253850
9780007253852
Short-listed for Carnegie Medal 2007
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
This is a used book. We do our best to provide good quality books for you to read, but there is no escaping the fact that it has been owned and read by someone else previously. Therefore it will show signs of wear and may be an ex library book

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