Holly Starcross

Author(s): Berlie Doherty


Holly's world came apart when she was six, when her mother took her, and ran away from her father and his farm. From that day on she has had no contact with him, and can barely remember him. But eight years later, with a new family around her, she feels very alone and longs for that half-remembered life. She is starting to question who she really is, and then a stranger appears...This is an absorbing and moving book about identity, fatherhood and family.


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An honest and compelling story of identity and split families, from twice Carnegie-Medal winner, Berlie Doherty.

Berlie Doherty was born in Liverpool and writes for adults and children. Her first book, HOW GREEN YOU ARE! was published in 1982 and she has been a full-time, compulsive writer of novels, stories, poems and plays since then. She has written over forty books. In 2002 Berlie Doherty was awarded an honorary doctorate at the University of Derby for excellence in her field. She lives in Edale in the Peak District, where she spends her spare time walking, day-dreaming, and struggling to learn piano, violin and tin whistle.

General Fields

  • : 9781842709306
  • : Andersen Press Ltd
  • : Andersen Press Ltd
  • : July 2009
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 823.914
  • : 192
  • : Fiction
  • : Berlie Doherty
  • : Paperback