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Hunger by Melvin Burgess
  

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This little series of books is an off-shoot of the old Hammer horror films. It invites established authors, who don’t normally write about the supernatural, to have a bit of fun. The results are mixed. Some are very tongue-in-cheek, some plain weird and some, like this one, highly inventive. It’s about students and a ghoul with a difference. It is all very far-fetched as this sort of thing can be, with a great start that will get you well and truly hooked.

If you like Melvin Burgess you might also like to read books by Sophie Hannah, kevin brooks and Mary Hooper.

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Hunger by Melvin Burgess

From acclaimed and controversial author, Melvin Burgess, a terrifying new Hammer Horror novella about a teenager and her relationship with a ghoul. When Beth wakes up one morning covered in dirt, she puts it down to an extreme case of sleep-walking. But when reports of a desecrated grave start to circulate, her night-time wanderings take on a sinister air. Soon the city is being plagued by strange sightings and sudden disappearances. Beth knows that something is changing within her. Something that's filling her with an urgent, desperate hunger that demands to be satisfied - at any cost...


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'Cult horror brand Hammer continues its multi-media reboot with this grizzly, fast-paced novella... a great addition to this entertaining canon.' - List.co.uk

About the Author

Melvin Burgess

Melvin Burgess was brought up in Sussex and Berkshire. As a child, his reading included The Wind in the Willows and Gerald Durrell's animal stories. He went on to enjoy The Hobbit and Mervyn Peake's Gormenghast books. A generally unconfident student, he became interested in writing when he was twelve and an English teacher praised one of his stories - "it was about the first time I'd ever done anything that got an A. I was so pleased I never stopped." After leaving school, Melvin moved to Bristol where he worked on occasional jobs, mainly in the building industry, and was often unemployed. He started writing in his twenties and wrote on and off for the next fifteen years before The Cry of the Wolf was published in 1990. He moved to London in 1983 and began a small business marbling fabrics for the fashion industry. In 1997 his controversial bestseller Junk won the Guardian Children's Fiction Award and the Carnegie Medal. It was also shortlisted for the 1998 Whitbread Children's Book of the Year. Four of his novels have been shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal.

Melvin Burgess is regarded as one of the best writers in contemporary children's literature. In 1997, his controversial bestseller Junk won the Guardian Children's Fiction Award and the Carnegie Medal. It was also shortlisted for the 1998 Whitbread Children's Book of the Year. Four of his novels have been shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal. Melvin lives in Hebden Bridge with his partner.

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Publication date

16th January 2014

Author

Melvin Burgess

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Publisher

Hammer an imprint of Cornerstone

Format

Paperback
304 pages

Categories

Horror
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ISBN

9780099576655

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