The Illustrated Child by Polly Crosby is a haunting and magical literary fiction debut novel about a young woman’s search for the truth. Published by HarperCollins, the book hit the shelves in October 2020.
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Romilly lives in a ramshackle house with her eccentric artist father and her cat, Monty. She knows little about her past – but she knows that she is loved. When her father finds fame with a series of children’s books starring her as the main character, everything changes: exotic foods appear on the table, her father appears on TV, and strangers appear at their door, convinced that the books contain a treasure hunt leading to a glittering prize.
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But as time passes, Romilly’s father becomes increasingly suspicious of everything around him, until, before his eyes, he begins to disappear altogether. In her increasingly isolated world, Romilly turns to the secrets her father has hidden in his illustrated books, realizing that there is something far darker and more devastating locked within the pages…
About the Author
Polly Crosby lives in Norfolk with her husband and son, and her very loud and much-loved oriental rescue cat, Dali. The Illustrated child is her debut novel. To find out more about Polly’s writing, please visit pollycrosby.com. Polly can also be found on Twitter as @WriterPolly.