A rites of passage story about a 14-year-old boy growing up over one summer. Simon is beginning to sort out relationships with women, and when 16-year-old Leah decides to manipulate him for her own amusement, a powerful and dangerous mix begins to simmer. Set against a wild Cornish landscape and the evidence of a harsh and violent past, this is the story of a young man growing upand the girl who ultimately betrays him.
Julia lives in Bath. She has two sons. She writes fiction for children and young adults. She is the Course Director for the MA in Writing for Young People at Bath Spa University. Julia leads creative writing workshops for children and adults in a variety of settings, including festivals and schools and for the Arvon foundation. She has worked as an English teacher in school, as a lecturer in FE, Higher and Adult Education, as a tutor for young people not in mainstream school; she has also been a publicity officer, a sub editor for a publishing company and a library assistant at a medical school in London. Julia's novels for teenagers are published by Puffin and Bloomsbury and are translated into several languages. Tilly's Moonlight Fox is her first novel for Oxford University Press.
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