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Why I Went Back

By James Clammer

Nominated for the Carnegie Medal. Longlisted for the Branford Boase Award. A haunting novel perfect for fans of Alan Garner and Susan Cooper. Aidan rescues an elderly prisoner from a run-down factory. But the old man is far more ancient than he seems...

Nominated for the Carnegie Medal. Longlisted for the Branford Boase Award. Aidan needs his bike to deliver all the mail his postman dad’s been hoarding since his mum was sectioned. But his bike’s just been stolen. In the early morning, Aidan chases after the thieves, hellbent on getting it back. When he reaches the abandoned factory where they’ve stashed his bike, he has moments to grab it and escape. But he finds more than just stolen goods. There’s a mysterious prisoner chained to the floor. This is the story of why Aidan goes back. Recalling Alan Garner and Susan Cooper, Why I Went Back is a dark tale of magic, myth and undelivered mail.

  • Longlisted for the Branford Boase Award and nominated for the Carnegie Medal
  • A haunting fantasy for fans of Alan Garner and Susan Cooper which combines contemporary realism with Anglo Saxon myth and legend
  • A major new Game of Thrones-style television series based on Beowulf will air on ITV in 2016

About the author

James Clammer was born in Bristol and grew up in East Anglia. He has worked at many kinds of job and travelled in Central America and Asia. He now lives in Sussex, where he writes in a shed at the bottom of a cliff.

ISBN: 9781783443772
Imprint: Andersen Press
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Paperback
Release Date: April 7, 2016
Dimensions: 129 x 198mm, 288pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $19.99
New Zealand RRP: $21.99
Stock Level: Out Of Stock

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