Join Francesca at Marlborough LitFest on Sunday 1st October at 3pm in the Town Hall.
If you’re going to punish an angry teenager, don’t make her Queen of the Dead.
Welcome to the Underworld. Not London or Los Angeles, yet still inhabited by dysfunctional families and over-brimming with adolescent rage. Meet Hel, an ordinary teenager… and a goddess. The Monstrous Child will appeal to anyone over 11 with a taste for the mythological, the gothic or the macabre. It was shortlisted for the Costa Book Award and the YA Book Prize.
Children who grew up with Henry may now be ready for Hel.
Louise Tinker of Marlborough LitFest said: “Norse mythology is a subject that fascinates teenagers, reflected in the recent surge of books looking at the diverse Norse gods, by Neil Gaiman, Rick Riordan and others. Francesca Simon’s talk promises to be of great interest to this older age group who love these myths.”
Tickets, costing £5 each, are available in person from the White Horse Bookshop in Marlborough, by calling 01672 512071 or online.