Kids aged 8-12 will be swept away by Hill of the Angels, a beautiful children's novel by Carnegie Medal nominated author Sue Mayfield about two friends caught up on opposite sides of the English Civil War.
Sue Mayfield is a writer for children and adults. As well as Hill
of the Angels, she is the author of Blue (Hodder) which won the
2002 North East Book Award and the 2005 Heartlands Award for Young
Adult Fiction (under its American title, Drowning Anna), and Damage
(Hodder, 2006), which won the 2011 Prix Polar de Jeunesse in France
(as Un An Après).
Based in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire. Sue trained as a teacher and has been a regular visitor to schools since the early 1990s, reading from her work and leading writing workshops. She has taught as an Adult Education and WEA tutor and facilitated other people’s writing in community venues including hospitals and museums.
During 2015 she was the Writer-in-Residence at Southmead Hospital, Bristol.
Praise for Blue (2001):
'The most gripping and heart-rending book I have read in a long-time'
'A must-read book'
'Wow! This book was breathtaking.'
Praise for Reckless (2002):
'This is the only book that has ever made me cry. Beautifully told from start to finish.'
Praise for Damages (2006):
'I couldn't put this book down'
The review describes the book as 'Breath taking yet at times brutal'. There is something quite touching and unique about seeing history played out through the innocent and purity of the two young girls. Abigail and Grace are truly inspiring characters who can teach us all how to be a better human beings and more accepting of those whom we share our world. Relevant and memorable, this is a story that will stay with me always.