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Hello! My name is Piers Torday and I write for children.

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COMING SOON

The Lost Magician


 

‘If you can imagine it, it exists … somewhere’ 

1945. They have survived the Blitz, but when Simon, Patricia, Evelyn and Larry step through a magical library door, they walk into an enchanted kingdom of fresh adventure and danger. A bewitching wonderland of fairies, bears and tree gods, which is now under threat from the mysterious silver robots of the Unreads. The many stories of the Library are locked in eternal war, and the children’s only hope is to find the mysterious Librarian. What they discover will change not just their own lives, but the fate of the world, for ever

Events


Find out more about my school visits, or where you can come and see me at a festival or bookshop near you.

Q&A


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What inspired you to write The Last Wild?

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  1. I was inspired to write The Last Wild by the shocking discovery that Earth has lost over half its wildlife in the last 40+ years. What will happen in the next 40 years. Will there be any animals left, and if not, what are we going to do about it? What are YOU going to do about it?

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Do you visit schools?

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Yes. If you would like me to visit your school, please ask your teacher, school librarian or a parent/carer to email Authors Aloud.

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Will there be another book in “The Last Wild” series?

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Not for the time being. “The Wild Beyond”, the third book in the series, is the conclusion of Kester, Polly, Aida and all their animal friends’ adventures as I see it for now. I firmly believe that those left at the end of that story have very exciting futures ahead of them! But never say never. There might be a fourth book one day, you never know…