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Hello! My name is Piers Torday and I write for children – books, short stories and the odd play.

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JUST OUT

The Frozen Sea


 

 

‘That’s the best book I ever read. ..’ he said, ‘And by book, I mean unbelievable secret weapon!’

Jewel Hastings doesn’t know who she is. But she is about to discover that she is one of the most remarkable people ever to have walked the earth…

On the run from school bullies, Jewel tumbles through the door of a mysterious old bookshop, and falls headlong into Folio, the world of the imagination. There, she must begin a quest to rescue her missing aunt. helped only by her rude pet hamster Fizz and a malfunctioning copper robot.

From the shimmering lights of the Idea Jungle, to the desolate expanse of the Frozen Sea, their mission will bring them face-to-face with a danger both more deadly and more magnificent than they ever imagined. And what Jewel discovers will change her life forever….

“A phenomenal adventure story” Independent on The Lost Magician

NEWS

Sally Dexter to star as Scrooge in Christmas Carol


September 20, 2019

I’m delighted to announce that the role of the first ever female  Scrooge on the London stage in my forthcoming retelling of Charles Dickens’ Christmas Carol will be the award winning star of stage an…

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


Q

What inspired you to write The Last Wild?

A

I was inspired to write The Last Wild by the shocking discovery that Earth has lost over 60% of 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?

Q

Do you visit schools?

A

Yes. As I am based in London, most of my visits take place in the Southeast. But budget and time permitting, I do try and visit as many schools across the UK as I can. For more information on how to arrange a visit, the sessions I offer, and fees, please contact:

Victoria Rontaler at Rontaler PR & Events.

 

Q

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

A

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…