Vicious Circle


Age range: 9+ Price: £4.99

Vicious Circle book cover

What's it all about?

A ten year old girl called Louisa May and her mother, Georgette, who have been without a home for as long as she can remember. Their only way of coping with their often-dismal life is through the construction of a much nicer fantasy world.

'I found this book just about the most heart-touching book I have ever read... throughout the story I kept getting a tingling feeling inside me because I could not wait to find out what happened next.'
Dionne Boggie of Gracemount High (reviewed in Teen Titles).

'A moving and entertaining story by a writer who knows how to tell a good tale and create totally believable characters.'
Adele Geras (for Carousel).

Where did the idea come from?

I read a newspaper article about homeless people in Britain. It said finding decent housing for homeless people, especially families, was a real problem. One solution was to send them to the seaside in winter as B&Bs were usually empty then. An idea came which had both the 'light and dark' needed in a story - the darkness of poverty and the lightness of a seaside setting.

Vicious Circle was HP's first published book!

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