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Zed and the Cormorants

Zed’s family have moved from London to a village in Cornwall.  Dad says they need a fresh start, but no one’s asked Zed what she thinks.


She knows she’ll never fit into her new school, or make any friends, let alone find someone special.  At this rate she’ll be lucky to find a phone signal…


Maybe their new home will help with Mum’s depression, and keep Zed’s sister Amy away from her dropout boyfriend, but why does it have to be so remote? Why has the boathouse been locked up for seventy years? Why do the birds living by the estuary fill her with such dread?


And what do they WANT?


A Daphne du Maurier for the 21st Century - Piers Torday


In the spirit of Joan Aiken, and just as Gothic, a roller coaster read which will 

haunt you! - Lizza Aiken


I shall often think of those riverbanks, the birds, the town and the relationship between man and nature – it’s a clever weaving of history with contemporary issues. A compelling story, full of mystery and enchantment. A perfect book to get lost in on a hot summer’s day - Sophia Bennett

A gorgeously evocative story set in Cornwall, full of loving but messed up families, ghosts and warm bread rolls - Holly Race

Gripping, atmospheric, moving and with the glow of myth and fantasy intertwined with sharp depictions of family life - Adele Geras

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