Wow Flightsend is a brilliant novel and Doodled Books is proud to present some fantastic illustrated copies by the award winning Linda Newbery. Each book is signed, lined, dated, doodled and numbered 1 of 1 (see pictures for more details).
... a compassionate story written with rare insight and moments of startling poignancy.
100 Best Books, 2000 edition - The Book Trust
Very readable and accessible.
Linda's novels - provocative and probing, engrossing and entertaining, devoid of smugness or condescension - are written for grown-up readers.
The story of a summer of startling self discovery from talented, award-winning author Linda Newbery.
Flightsend is Charlie's new home, whether she likes it or not. Her mother sees it as an end to all that's gone so tragically wrong, but for Charlie it's the end of her family, not to mention her social life. They had been a proper family. Mum, Sean and Charlie, with a new baby sister on the way. But the baby died before she was born and everything changed. Gradually, her mother pushed Sean away, before resigning from her job and selling the house, forcing Sean to find somewhere else to live.Although Charlie believes her mother is making a terrible mistake, she can only offer support - but who will support Charlie, with Sean cut out of their lives? She's certain that the move to a ramshackle cottage, miles from anywhere, can only make things worse. She couldn't be more wrong. This first summer at Flightsend proves to be a turning point for them both. For Charlie's mum there's a new business and the fresh start that she knew she needed. And for Charlie there's a new job, new friends, a newly discovered talent for art and new feelings for two very different men. It's a summer of beginnings, not ends; a summer that Charlie will never forget.
From the Inside Flap
Flightsend is Charlie's new home, whether she likes it or not. Her mother sees it as an end to all that's gone so tragically wrong, a chance for a fresh start.
Although Charlie believes that her mother is intent on making dangerous mistakes, she can only offer support - but who will support Charlie, with Sean cut out of their lives? And she's certain that the move to a remote, ramshackle cottage will just make things worse.
She couldn't be more wrong. This first summer at Flightsend proves to be a turning point for both of them, a summer of startling self-discovery, a summer Charlie will never forget.
About the Author
Linda Newbery is the author of over twenty-five books for children and young adults, and lives in Northamptonshire with her husband and three cats. Her latest novel for David Fickling Books, SET IN STONE, won the Children's 2006 Costa Award. Her latest novel for Orion, CATCALL, has been shortlisted for the Nestle Children's Book Award.
- FIRST EDITION FIRST PRINTING
- Hardcover: 256 pages
- Publisher: David Fickling Books (16 May 2008)
- Language English
- ISBN-10: 0385614071
- ISBN-13: 978-0385614078
- Product Dimensions: 20.6 x 13.8 x 2.8 cm
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