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Tom Pollock

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Tom is a long-time fan of science fiction and fantasy, and has failed spectacularly to grow out of his obsession with things that don’t, in the strictest sense of the word, exist. He studied Philosophy and Economics at Edinburgh University. He now lives and works in London helping to build very big ships. The City’s Son is his first novel.

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The City's Son (The Skyscra...

3.60 avg rating — 1,573 ratings — published 2012 — 27 editions
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This Story Is a Lie

3.87 avg rating — 1,391 ratings — published 2018 — 21 editions
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Heartstream

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Mal Peet

Mal Peet died yesterday.


I never met him. I dearly wish I had. I wish every possible comfort on those who did.


Life: An Exploded Diagram was the novel that opened YA up for me. It blew the doors off the field. It was everything I wanted a book to be and like nothing I’d ever read before.


Life, Keeper, Tamar. Again and again, Peet’s writing – his language, the shape of his stories, the sheer, true pow

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A working class boy and an upper crust girl fall in love in the shadow of the Cuban Missile crisis.

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“Our memories are like a city: we tear some structures down, and we use rubble of the old to raise up new ones. Some memories are bright glass, blindingly beautiful when they catch the sun, but then there are the darker days, when they reflect only the crumbling walls of their derelict neighbours. Some memories are buried under years of patient construction; their echoing halls may never again be seen or walked down, but still they are the foundations for everything that stands above them.

"Glas told me once that that's what people are, mostly: memories, the memories in their own heads, and the memories of them in other people's. And if memories are like a city, and we are our memories, then we are like cities too. I've always taken comfort in that.”
Tom Pollock, The City's Son

“Sometimes, courage is just knowing what you're more afraid of.”
Tom Pollock, White Rabbit, Red Wolf

“I like you as much as I like much prettier sane girl.”
Tom Pollock, The City's Son

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“Our memories are like a city: we tear some structures down, and we use rubble of the old to raise up new ones. Some memories are bright glass, blindingly beautiful when they catch the sun, but then there are the darker days, when they reflect only the crumbling walls of their derelict neighbours. Some memories are buried under years of patient construction; their echoing halls may never again be seen or walked down, but still they are the foundations for everything that stands above them.

"Glas told me once that that's what people are, mostly: memories, the memories in their own heads, and the memories of them in other people's. And if memories are like a city, and we are our memories, then we are like cities too. I've always taken comfort in that.”
Tom Pollock, The City's Son




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