Fire and Hemlock (Paperback)
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Fire and Hemlock (Paperback)

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Paperback 400 Pages
Published: 05/06/2000
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Strange games have a habit of becoming real as memory plays sinister tricks in Wynne Jones’s dark, complex novel. A stunning blend of richly imagined enchantment and true-life grit, Fire and Hemlock is intelligent fantasy for enquiring minds from a master of magical children’s literature.

In the mind of a lonely, imaginative girl, who can tell where fiction ends and reality begins? An epic fantasy, spanning nine years…

The fire and hemlock photograph above Polly’s bed sparks memories in her that don’t seem to exist any more. Halloween; nine years ago; she gatecrashed a funeral party at the big house and met Thomas Lynn for the first time.

Despite the fact that he’s an adult, they struck up an immediate friendship, and began making up stories together – stories in which Tom is a great hero, and Polly is his assistant. The trouble is, these scary adventures have a nasty habit of coming true…

But what has happened in the years between?
Why has Tom been erased from Polly’s mind, and from the rest of the world as well? Gradually Polly uncovers the awful truth and, at Halloween nine years on, realises that Tom’s soul is forfeit to demonic powers unless she can save him.

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
ISBN: 9780006755197
Number of pages: 400
Weight: 280 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 24 mm


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“…Her hallmarks include laugh-aloud humour, plenty of magic and imaginative array of alternate worlds. Yet, at the same time, a great seriousness is present in all of her novels, a sense of urgency that links Jones’s most outrageous plots to her readers’ hopes and fears…”Publishers Weekly

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“Even better than I remembered”

I remember reading this story over 30 years ago having borrowed it from a friend. It is fair to say that it has haunted me since and I used the 'excuse' of our youngest being of an age to enjoy it to buy a... More

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