Anna Clothier

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Course studied: MA Writing for Young People
Graduating year: 2019

Anna grew up in the West Country, in a house with a time machine (nobody else had guessed this curious quirk of the airing cupboard). Later, she combined her love of history and stories at university, and from here pursued a career in publishing, working firstly for a book packager, then as an editor of children’s magazines.

But her love of history never left her, and when she discovered traces of a real-life ‘lost boy’ in her reading, Anna was determined to discover his story. Unable to visit the past in person – she had long since left the house with the time machine – she decided to write herself there instead.

About The Box of Stars

Divorced, beheaded, died, divorced, beheaded...

If you could go back and change the past, would you?

Kit’s Uncle Derek disappeared three years ago. Now, together with his new friend Pan, Kit is determined to find him. But Kit’s search takes him further than he could ever have imagined.

Spirited back to the sixteenth century in a mysterious box of stars, he soon discovers that spies are lurking on every corner, and careless talk costs lives. When history starts to rewrite itself before their very eyes, Kit and Pan must navigate the trials and treachery of a Tudor court in turmoil to get back to the present they thought they’d left behind.

The clock is ticking, and the future is at stake…

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