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The Afterwards - A.F. Harrold

The Afterwards

By: A.F. Harrold, Emily Gravett (Illustrator)

Hardcover Published: 1st November 2018
ISBN: 9781408894316
Number Of Pages: 224

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Fact: Ember and Ness are best friends.

There's nothing more to say about it. It is what it is. It is what will always be. Ember and Ness.

Then Ness dies. It is sudden and unexpected and leaves Ember completely empty. How can this be?

When Ember finds a way into the Afterworld, she determines to bring Ness back. Because that's what friends do isn't it? They rescue each other. They help. They never give up. Ember and Ness. That don't change.

A powerful, poignant, darkly comic and deeply moving story about friendship at its most extraordinary.

About the Author

A.F. Harrold is an English poet (1975 - present). He writes and performs for adults and children, in cabaret and in schools, in bars and in basements, in fields and indoors. He was Glastonbury Festival Website's Poet-In-Residence in 2008, and Poet-In-Residence at Cheltenham Literature Festival in 2010. He won the Cheltenham All Stars Slam Championship in 2007 and has had his work on BBC Radio 4, Radio 3 and BBC7. He is active in schools work, running workshops and slams and doing performances at ungodly hours of the morning, and has published several collections of poetry. He is the owner of many books, a handful of hats, a few good ideas and one beard.

Industry Reviews

A brave, challenging and beautifully written book that unflinchingly confronts death, grief and denial, but which is redeemed by a dark humour and, beneath everything, a beating heart of love * Daily Mail *
By turns scary and funny, touching without being sentimental, and beautifully illustrated by Emily Gravett, The Imaginary is a delight from start to finish * Financial Times on THE IMAGINARY *
A moving read about loyalty and belief in the extraordinary * Guardian on THE IMAGINARY *
This is young fiction of the very best quality, showcasing inspiration, inventiveness and an intoxicating passion for storytelling. The Imaginary has the potential to be a family favourite and a future classic * Booktrust on THE IMAGINARY *

ISBN: 9781408894316
ISBN-10: 1408894319
Audience: BCH
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 224
Published: 1st November 2018
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 20.4 x 15.9  x 2.3
Weight (kg): 0.48

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