Sally Nicholls

Sally Nicholls

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Hello and welcome to my website. My name is Sally Nicholls and I'm the author of three books - 'Ways to Live Forever', 'Season of Secrets' and 'All Fall Down', which are published by Marion Lloyd Books at Scholastic.

Eleven-year-old Olivia has been in care since she was five, and is just beginning her sixteenth placement. But the house holds dark secrets. Find out more in my latest book, 'Close Your Pretty Eyes'

'Ways to Live Forever' is about a boy with leukaemia. It won the Waterstone's Children's Book Prize and the Glen Dimplex New Writer of the Year Award. 'Season of Secrets' is based on the pagan myth of the green man. It has some fantasy in it, but is also a story about the problems facing a very real family.

'All Fall Down' is about a young girl trying to look after her brothers and sister in the face of the biggest catastrophe in historical memory - the Black Death of 1349.

I'm also the author of a very short book, 'A Lily, A Rose', which is about a medieval girl who is forced to marry a man in his forties, and is published by Barrington Stoke.

Latest News

Close Your Pretty Eyes released today! (November 7, 2013)

Close Your Pretty Eyes is released, and I tell you a bit about two books coming next year.

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Close Your Pretty Eyes in Gifs (November 6, 2013)

I was trying to think of ways I could tell you about Close Your Pretty Eyes, and I thought it might be fun to do a blurb using gifs. I really enjoyed making this. I hope you enjoy it too.

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A Film, a Play and Three Books (February 21, 2013)

In which I tell you about the 'Ways to Live Forever' film, a 'Ways to Live Forever' stage play and two books out this year: 'Close Your Pretty Eyes' and 'A Lily, A Rose'. And 'All Fall Down'.

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Next, Independent Booksellers, Festivals and Film (July 3, 2012)

In which I announce a release date for the Ways to Live Forever film in America and talk about short stories, new books, festival appearences and independent bookshops.

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All Fall Down (February 25, 2012)

In which 'All Fall Down' is released, and I talk about covers, ebooks and an American distributor for the 'All Fall Down' film.

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Close Your Pretty Eyes

Strange noises, mysterious smells, and an evil woman who lived and murdered here a hundred years ago. Is Olivia's new house haunted?

A Lily, A Rose

Elinor's father has found her a husband - but he's nearly fifty! Can she find a way to escape?.

All Fall Down

Catastrophic disasters don't mean the end of the world. A story of survival.

Season of Secrets

- He has come to help her. But why? And who is he?

Ways to live forever

These are "The Questions that Nobody Answers", according to Sam McQueen, the 11-year-old hero of Ways to Live Forever