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Lauren James is the twice Carnegie-nominated British author of many Young Adult novels, including The Reckless Afterlife of Harriet Stoker, The Loneliest Girl in the Universe and The Quiet at the End of the World. She is also a Creative Writing lecturer, freelance editor and screenwriter. Her books have sold over a hundred thousand copies worldwide, been translated into five languages and shortlisted for the YA Book Prize and STEAM Children’s Book Award.

Her other novels include The Next Together series, the dyslexia-friendly novella series The Watchmaker and the Duke and serialised online novel An Unauthorised Fan Treatise.

She was born in 1992, and has a Masters degree
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Introducing The Deep-Sea Duke + reading the first chapter – sci-fi novella publishing 4th Feb!

Cover designed by Helen Crawford-White.





When Hugo and Ada travel to their friend Dorian’s planet for the holidays, android Hugo is anxious about being accepted by Dorian’s powerful family. But when they arrive on Hydrox, there are more pressing things to worry about, as the planet has been overrun by refugee butterflies. Displaced from their home by climate change, the butterflies have been offered

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“Love take so much energy, and it just leads to pain. I think it's probably best for people to be self-sufficient. If I was strong enough to be independent, then I wouldn't be so desperately lonely. I'm sure of it,”
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“I just want someone who holds on. Someone who won't ever let me go, whatever tries to tear us apart. Is that too much to ask?”
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“I’ve got the half-real fear that creeps up on you in the middle of the night, making you think that there is a monster in your room.”
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“I would always rather be happy than dignified.”
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“I love you. In every life, I love you. I love you so much.”
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“I can remember thinking I’d been turned inside out. Kind of like the first time I saw you.”
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“All I'm doing is carrying you around, and making a fool of myself. I’m useless. I’m not helping anyone.’’

‘’Clove Sutcliffe, you are doing things no human has ever done before. You are groundbreaking. You are unique. Do not cease to function due to inappropriate emotional weakness.”
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“I really am sorry."
Clove could feel Ella’s heartbeat thumping against the skin. It sent shivers through her. Her breath came out too sharp. She wanted to cradle Ella’s cheek, to push her fingers into her hair. “I didn’t want to have to regret becoming emotionally invested in you,” she said in a whisper.”
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