Ténèbres, Ténèbres [Darkness, Darkness] is not, I’m pleased to say, the only book of mine to be published in France next week. The second of my young adult novels for Syros, Blue Watch, which is set in WW2, during the London Blitz, makes its first ever appearance in translation (it has yet to find a publisher in the UK, a circumstance I am slowly trying to put right), together with a smart-looking reissue of the earlier Nick’s Blues. Both titles, interesting to not, in the original English. And, yet again, what strong covers!
Even though they are not due for publication until the autumn, these new jacket designs from the French publisher Syros are so striking I had to give them an airing. [Okay, viewing?] I think they’re just great!
Part of their Rat Noir series, primarily aimed at Young Adult readers, Blue Watch, is set in WW2, during the London Blitz, while Nick’s Blues, is a reissue of a contemporary teenage story, first published in France to considerable success in 2005.
Just to be clear, despite the English titles, both of these books are being published in France in translation. As yet, there is no published English language version of Blue Watch, though Nick’s Blues is available from Five Leaves publications as a paperback or an ebook.