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Collins Readers - My Swordhand is Singing

Marcus Sedgwick

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Exciting enough for even the most reluctant boy reader, this dark and emotive book was shortlisted for the 2007 Carnegie Award. Set in the seventeenth century it is a heartrending story of loss and redemption, inspired by the original vampire folklore of Eastern Europe.

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”'Sedgwick has taken early vampire legends and masterfully crafted them into this dark tale… I can't wait for my 11-year-old to get her teeth into it.”Daily Telegraph
”'Expertly reseached and beautifully written, this is a heart-stopping story, which had me mesmerised from beginning to end.”The Bookseller
”'best enjoyed with the doors and windows firmly bolted … His story is a journey into a beautiful gothic painting”.The Telegraph
”'One of the books of the year.”Sunday Times
”'This novel has all the components of gothic horror: love, loss, regret and a touch of the supernatural… The story is a pleasure to read as it has purpose and path and not a word is wasted”.Carnegie Judge 2007