A Castle in England written by Jamie Rhodes and art by Isabel Greenberg, William Exley, Briony May Smith, Isaac Lenkiewicz, and Becky Palmer.
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This unique graphic novel, from the Nobrow team, explores the history and lives behind five different castles in England, starting with a story of the building labourers of Scotney Castle and the peasants revolt. Altogether there are five separate stories each recreating each of the castle’s past from the Medieval to the Edwardian ages. Five rising stars from the UK comics scene (Isaac Lenkiewicz, Briony May Smith, William Exley, Becky Palmer and Isabel Greenberg) have illustrated five short stories that mix fiction with fact, creating a visually striking graphic collection that is steeped in historical context. Nobrow burst into existence in late 2008 and has consistently achieved great design, ground-breaking art and narrative, and have gained an international reputation for the amazing quality of their books and this one will not disappoint any of their fans.
“Next time you visit a castle, pause outside for a moment and feel the enormous weight of history before you” Jamie Rhodes. This book has been produced in collaboration with Scotney Castle and The National Trust and is supported by the Arts Council
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In a secluded castle, at the beginning of a winter that is predicted to last for three years, Lars is battling illness, boredom and the pressures of family life. Locked inside for the duration, he passes the time playing with his siblings and his giant cat, Nemo, while tensions within the family begin to simmer.
Tillie Walden tells the tragic and moving story of Lars and his twin sister, Maja. A melodrama full of subtle and tender character moments and set in an exquisitely rendered castle, it’s a hauntingly beautiful work that will no doubt be considered as one of the great debuts of 2015.
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Far out at sea and hidden by the fog of time sails the Mary Alice and her crew searching for a way home. But the mysterious ship is being hunted by a villain who will go to any lengths to track the Mary Alice down. When a storm hits a small family, yacht throwing a young girl overboard, John Blake dives into save her and brings her aboard the so-called ghost ship. But can her return her to her own time without risking even more danger. An unforgettable time travelling adventure. This is just one of those page turners that suits young readers and older.