Fire Colour One
Jenny Valentine, Read by Lucy Middleweek

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Narrated By: Lucy Middleweek

Duration: 4 hours and 49 minutes

What to expect

A bold and brilliant novel about love, lies and redemption, from award-winning author, Jenny Valentine – one of the greatest YA voices of her generation.

Iris's father, Ernest, is at the end of his life and she hasn't even met him. Her best friend, Thurston, is somewhere on the other side of the world. Everything she thought she knew is up in flames.

Now her mother has declared war and means to get her hands on Ernest's priceless art collection. But Ernest has other ideas. There are things he wants Iris to know after he's gone. And the truth has more than one way of coming to light.


Children's / Teenage: Family & home stories, Death & bereavement

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Praise for Jenny Valentine:

‘Valentine has the essential storyteller's gift of making you want to read on - and to know more even after the book is finished.’ Guardian

‘The award-winning Valentine has a keen eye for the idiosyncrasies of young children, and the rhythms of family life.’ The Bookseller

‘[Valentine] has a wonderful ability to take readers right into the hearts and souls of her central characters, and reading her is always a truly vicarious experience.’ The Bookbag

Praise for Fire Colour One:

‘A beautifully written story, soaked in love and important things.’ Steven Camden, author of TAPE.

‘This latest creation is her most spectacular yet.’ Guardian

‘[An] unforgettable story of grief and love.’ Metro

‘Wise, brilliantly plotted.’ The Sunday Times

‘Stunning. Rich in prose, with a profound depth to the characters and themes. Extremely moving.’ Sarah Lean, author of A DOG CALLED HOMELESS

‘One of the very best books I've read all year. I finished this and immediately turned back to the beginning again.’ Robin Stevens, author of MURDER MOST UNLADYLIKE