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Polly Crosby

Biography

Polly Crosby

Polly Crosby grew up on the Suffolk coast and now lives in the heart of Norfolk. She won the Curtis Brown Creative's Yesterday Scholarship, which enabled her to finish her debut. She received the Annabel Abbs Scholarship at the University of East Anglia and is currently working on her second novel.

Polly Crosby

Books by Polly Crosby

by Polly Crosby - Coming of Age, Fiction

Romilly Kemp and her eccentric painter father have happy but sheltered lives in a ramshackle mansion in the English countryside. When her father finds fame with a series of children’s books starring Romilly as the main character, everything changes: exotic foods appear on the table, her father appears on TV and strangers appear at their door, convinced the books will lead them to a precious prize. But as time passes, Romilly’s father becomes increasingly suspicious of the outside world until, before her eyes, he begins to disappear within himself. She returns to his illustrations, looking for a way to connect with her ailing father, and finds a series of clues he’s left just for her. This treasure hunt doesn’t lead her to gold or jewels, but something worth far more --- a shocking secret that is crucial to understanding her family.