Berlie Doherty began writing for children in 1983, after teaching and working in radio. She has written more than 35 books for children, as well as for the theatre, radio and television. Berlie has won the Carnegie Medal twice: in 1987 for GRANNY WAS A BUFFER GIRL and in 1992 for DEAR NOBODY. She has also won the Writer's Guild Children's Fiction Award for DAUGHTER OF THE SEA. Her work is published all over the world, and many of her books have been televised.
Doherty paints a very vivid picture . . . almost Shardlake for young readers.
Independent on Sunday
A beautifully paced and measured story . . . Berlie Doherty manages to involve the reader completely in Will’s world.
Books for Keeps
A beautifully crafted book, packed with rich detail and a convincing sense of time and place.
The School Librarian
A rich piece of historic fiction . . . written with great verve.
Fast and eventful . . . there is danger and fear but we never lose sight of what is truly important.
Brimming with detail and rich in wonderful characters.
Read Me, Scholastic