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Jessica Townsend


Jessica Townsend lives on the Sunshine Coast in Australia, but has dipped in and out of London life over the past decade, tucking the best and strangest parts of the city into the corners of her brain for future fictional use. She was previously a copywriter and the editor of a children's wildlife magazine for Steve Irwin's Australia Zoo. Her pet fascinations include public transport, ancient cities, hotels, Christmas, opera singers, Halloween, secret societies and gigantic cats - all of which have weaselled their way into Nevermoor: The Trials of Morrigan Crow, her first novel and a city that feels like it belongs entirely to her. (Except now it belongs to you, too.)

Genres: Children's Fiction
   1. NeverMoor (2017)
   2. Wundersmith (2018)
   3. Hollowpox (2020)
   4. Silverborn (2023)
Jessica Townsend recommends
Amari and the Night Brothers (2021)
(Supernatural Investigations, book 1)
B B Alston
"Sharp, funny and brightly imaginative – a big adventure filled with magic and heart."
A Glasshouse of Stars (2021)
Shirley Marr
"A Glasshouse of Stars is heart-twisting and hopeful, bursting with big feelings and gentle magic. This is a special book from a powerful, compassionate new voice in children’s literature, destined to be read and loved for generations and held close in many hearts (including mine)."

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