Berlie Doherty began writing for children in 1983, after teaching and working in radio. She has written more than 35 books for children, as well as for the theatre, radio and television. Berlie has won the Carnegie Medal twice: in 1987 for GRANNY WAS A BUFFER GIRL and in 1992 for DEAR NOBODY. She has also won the Writer's Guild Children's Fiction Award for DAUGHTER OF THE SEA. Her work is published all over the world, and many of her books have been televised.
The Company of Ghosts
(Paperback) - 2013
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SynopsisIt was a seascape, moody with rocks and cliffs and wild showers of spray. Ellies own reflection was drawn into it, like a ghost image among the lights and shadows.
Thats our island, Morag said.
It looks mysterious.
It is. Thats where were going tomorrow.
Ellie is excited to be going with Morags family to their beautiful island, but when she finds herself abandoned there, things begin to change. Footsteps, shadows, strange lights, a haunting song; more and more she becomes aware that she is not really on her own.
'We should treasure writers like Berlie Doherty who are incapable of writing a mediocre sentence.' Sunday Telegraph