A compelling debut novel about first love and an unlikely friendship, set against the backdrop of the breathtaking Cumbrian landscape.
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Gareth Thompson was born in northern England in 1964. After graduating from the London College of Printing he has worked for United Newspapers, directed performing arts for adults with learning difficulties, worked as Deputy Editor for Whatsonstage.com and as a sub-editor at the Press Association. The Great Harlequin Grim is his first novel for children.Review:
"Harlequin is one of those rare characters from books that find their way right under your skin, never to leave" -- Jill Murphy thebookbag.co.uk 20070417 "In the doomed and brilliantly-drawn character of the vulnerable Harlequin, Thompson explores the consequences of cruelty and ignorance. The novel crackles with menace amidst the vividly-drawn background of a Cumbrian autumn as it hurtles to a satisfying close" The School Librarian "A tense, humane story ... An exciting, raw read which is firmly rooting for the outsider" TES 20060414 "A memorable read by a splendid writer" -- Lindsey Fraser The Bookseller 20051118 "His very modern take on Lake District life may surprise people who think they know Cumbria well ... Gareth achieves a real tour de force in his depiction of Harlequin, a genuinely original creation ... it's gripping stuff whatever your age ... One day we'll see the film of this book" Cumbria Life 20060201
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