Elle McNicoll: Like a Charm
Elle McNicoll uncovers her mystical new book, Like a Charm, in conversation with Anna James.
When Ramya moves back to Edinburgh, she isn’t looking for an adventure; she just wants to get through school.
But she’s soon pulled into her family’s magical secrets, and has her eyes opened to an underground world of unseen mystical creatures.
Armed with her late grandfather's notebooks, she sets out to discover more and comes up against the mysterious and deadly Sirens.
Like a Charm is a beautifully written, compelling magical fantasy with McNicoll’s trademark compassion and celebration of difference.
McNicoll’s debut novel, A Kind of Spark, won the Blue Peter Book Award and the overall Waterstones Children's Book Prize, and is currently being adapted for TV. She is an advocate for better representation of neurodiversity in publishing.
Anna James is a writer and arts journalist. She is the author of the bestselling Pages & Co series which is published in 21 countries. Formerly Book News Editor at The Bookseller and Literary Editor of ELLE UK, James is also host and co-curator of Lush Book Club.
James writes about books and theatre for outlets including The Stage, the LA Times and Buzzfeed. She has contributed stories to the Kate Mosse-edited collection I Am Heathcliff and Goldsboro Books’ 21st birthday anthology.
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For ages 8+
Join the author for a book signing after this event, where Like a Charm is available to purchase.
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