The Ghosts of Heaven

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The spiral has existed as long as time has existed.


It's there when a girl walks through the forest, the moist green air clinging to her skin. There centuries later in a pleasant greendale, hiding the treacherous waters of Golden Beck that take Anna, who they call a witch. There on the other side of the world as a mad poet watches the waves and knows the horrors the hide, and far into the future as Keir Bowman realises his destiny.


Each takes their next step in life. None will ever go back to the same place. And so, their journeys begin...



Shortlisted for the Bookseller YA Fiction Prize
Shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal
Shortlisted for the Costa Book Awards
Shortlisted for the UKLA Book Awards
A Peters Book of the Year
A Lovereading Book of the Year



Marcus Sedgwick's beguiling novel about human longing, The Ghosts of Heaven, is a triumph.
The Telegraph
Sedgwick is a brilliantly inventive writer... [a] clever book that is thought-provoking and at times deeply moving.
The Daily Mail
You will be mesmerised.
The Bookseller
I have reread 'The Ghosts of Heaven' three times since we talked... it refuses to leave me alone. I think it is an extraordinary book, a huge achievement…
Nikki Gamble, Director, Just Imagine Story Centre
I'm entirely sure this is a book I'll still be reading in five, ten, even twenty years. It really is that super. Honestly, it is. I'm calling it now: The Ghosts of Heaven is the book of the year for me.
The Bookbag

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