Sara Crowe was born in a tiny cottage in Cornwall and raised in the wilds of Devon, Lincolnshire, Yorkshire and several other English counties. She has worked as a part-time shepherd, a model (the clothed variety) and a film extra. She has a PhD from Bristol University and has taught courses on early cinema and the history of photography. In 2013, she went on a year-long journey around Britain in a motorhome, photographing and writing about nature, local folklore and the landscape as she goes.Her first novel was Bone Jack.
(Paperback) - 2014
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SynopsisAshs dad has returned from war, close to a breakdown and lost in a world of imaginary threats. Meanwhile, Ashs best friend Mark is grieving and has drifted away into his own nightmares. Ashs only escape is his lonely mountain running, training to be the stag boy in the annual Stag Chase. But dark things are stirring. Ash begins to wonder if the sinister stories about the Stag Chase are true. Could Mark and Dad be haunted by more than just their pasts?
Bone Jack is a powerful and beguiling YA novel - Telegraph
Dark, magical, and mysterious, Bone Jack captured me and carried me away - Rebecca Stead, author of Liar and Spy and When You Reach Me
A marvellous debut. Don't miss this book! - Susan Cooper, author of The Dark is Rising and Ghost Hawk
Haunting and compelling. An outstanding novel - Phil Earle, author of Being Billy and Heroic
An extraordinary modern fantasy with never a wasted word - Imogen Russell Williams, Metro