Meet Jessica Townsend
Waterstones York

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Sat 17/02/2018 from 13h45 to 14h45/strike>

Waterstones York
15 Coney Street
YO1 9QL York
United Kingdom
Join us to welcome Australian children's writer, Jessica Townsend, when she joins us for a flying visit!
All of our staff have already fallen in love with the magic of Nevermoor (it's not just for children!), and was recently announced as one of the books shortlisted for our Waterstones Children's Book Prize.
Free - all welcome!
Enter the Wundrous world of Morrigan Crow and Nevermoor - the most fantastical children's series of the year.
The journalists arrived before the coffin did. They gathered at the gate overnnight and by dawn they were a crowd. By nine o'clock they were a swarm.
Morrigan Crow is cursed. Having been born on Eventide, the unluckiest day of the year, she's blamed for all local misfortunes, from hailstorms to heart attacks - and, worst of all, the curse means that Morrigan is doomed to die at midnight on her eleventh birthday.
But as Morrigan awaits her fate, a strange and remarkable man named Jupiter North appears. Chased by black-smoke hounds and shadowy hunters on horseback, he whisks her away to the safety of a secret, magical city called Nevermoor.
It's then that Morrigan discovers Jupiter wants her to contend for a place in the city's most prestigious organisation: the Wundrous Society. In order to join, she must compete in four difficult and dangerous trials against hundreds of other children, each boasting an extraordinary talent that sets them apart - an extraordinary talent that Morrigan insists she does not have.
To stay in the safety of Nevermoor for good, Morrigan will need to find a way to pass the tests - otherwise she'll have to leave and confront her deadly fate once and for all.
Perfect for fans of the Harry Potter series and His Dark Materials, this story takes readers into an extraordinary world, a place of magic and mystery that sets hope and imagination alive.