Back to news stories

Fossils: A Novel

An unforgettable story of outrunning poverty through the power of stories and imagination.

In a neglected part of town beset with social problems, from unemployment and crime to inequalities of health and education, a twelve-year-old girl sees an opportunity to claim a new identity for herself.

Escaping her chaotic home life, Sherrie-Lee witnesses a bungled bank robbery and manipulates one of the failed robbers into taking her in. Alone and away from home she is free to be whoever she wants, inventing stories and personas to make sense of the seemingly random world she lives in. In her new freedom she finds a mixed sense of possibility and loneliness, along with a growing worry for her younger brother back home. But it’s not long before Sherrie-Lee’s deceits start catching up with her and she’s forced to flee once again.

Fossils expertly captures the powerless half-light of adolescence and the shaky existence of all who are lost.

Follow us...

Read more

Last Tweets


Read more

Newsletter Signup

* indicates required
What are you interested in?

See our Ranges

Read more

MBS Yoga 2022

Latest News

Read more

Sorry, no posts matched your criteria.

About Us

Publishers Group UK (PGUK) offers sales, marketing and distribution services to publishers from the USA, Europe and the UK. Our sales team sells to all chain and independent booksellers in the UK plus online retailers, gift shops, boutiques and fashion outlets, museums and galleries, professional bodies and institutions of all kinds.

Read more

Contact Us

PGUK Head Office:
63-66 Hatton Garden
London EC1N 8LE

Tel: 0207 405 1105
Fax: 0207 242 3725

Twitter: @PGUK_Books
Pinterest: PGUK
Facebook: PublishersGroupUK