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Marcus Sedgwick THE FORESHADOWING First Edition Signed

First edition, first print hardback published by Orion Children's Books in 2005. Signed by Sedgwick on the title page
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First edition, first print hardback of THE FORESHADOWING, by Marcus Sedgwick and published by Orion Children's Books/ Orion Publishing Group Ltd., London in 2005. Signed by Sedgwick on the title page.

The book is in very good condition (Clean black boards with silver lettering on spine) with minor shelf wear to the dust jacket, which is not price clipped (light rubbing to the corners). Internally, the pages are clean and tight and there are no tears and no other inscriptions.

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. His first book Floodland was hailed as 'a dazzling debut from a new writer of exceptional talent' and won the Branford Boase Award for the best first children's novel of 2000. Since then he has written Witch Hill, published in 2001, and The Dark Horse, which was shortlisted for the Guardian Children's Fiction Award, the Carnegie Medal and the Blue Peter Book Award. Most recently his sequence, The Book of Dead Days and The Dark Flight Down, has confirmed his standing as 'a compelling storyteller'. Alongside a 16 year career in publishing he established himself as a widely-admired writer of YA fiction; he is the winner of many prizes, most notably the Branford-Boase Award for a debut novel Floodland, the Booktrust Teenage Prize My Swordhand is Singing, and the Blue Peter Book Award Lunatics and Luck.

His books have been shortlisted for over thirty other awards, including the Carnegie Medal (five times), the Edgar Allan Poe Award (twice) and the Guardian Children’s Fiction Prize (four times). In 2011 Revolver was awarded a Printz Honor. He has illustrated some of his books, and has provided wood-engravings for a couple of private press books. His latest title is Doctor Who and the Spear of Destiny, book three in Puffin’s 50th anniversary celebrations of Doctor Who. He is currently working on film and other graphic novels with his brother, Julian, as well as a graphic novel with Thomas Taylor.

"It was then that I saw the raven. It was a huge bird, and at first I could only marvel at its beauty. The blackness of its feathers was perfect. It fixed an eye on me and put its head on one side, and only then did I see what it was standing on. It spoke in the voice of the dead upon which it was feeding.

'You!' it said. 'You alone saw the horror of war, and wept when we did not believe you.'

It is 1915. Sasha Fox is seventeen years old. She lives a privileged life. But her brothers, Edgar and Tom, cannot avoid the war, and Sasha has a terrible gift. She can see the future.

Her premonitions show her brutal horrors on the battlefields of the Somme - corpse worms crawling over the faces of soldiers soon to die. And worse, they show her what will happen to Edgar and Tom.

Like the prophetess Cassandra, who witnessed a different war on the plains of Troy, Sasha is trapped by her tragic power. Cursed by a fate too awful to bear - for who wants to see the end of their own story...? "

'A haunting and recommended read.' - SUNDAY TIMES

'Marcus Sedgwick mixes his particular blend of gothic craft with skilfully researched historical fiction... Beautifully produced, with woodcut illustrations, this is a desirable book in every sense.' - SUNDAY TELEGRAPH

'...a gripping and haunting story... An original combination of historical fiction and the supernatural.' - FINANCIAL TIMES

'The sixth novel by the incomparable Marcus Sedgwick, and undoubtedly his finest yet. The full horror of the Western Front is unfolding; and seventeen year old Sasha Fox has a clearer picture than most. Her ability to predict the future proves an excruciating burden when she foresees the fate of her two soldier brothers. A powerful and mesmerizing story that I was almost afraid to finish, I was terrified of how it would end. Devastatingly good.' - BORDERS Magazine

'This is amazing stuff with cliffhangers at the end of every chapter, making you want to read on.' - Felix Taylor (aged 13) INDEPENDENT ON SUNDAY

'…a sensitive tale of the supernatural.' - THE TIMES

278 pages.

ISBN: 1 84255 219 8


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