Hide and Seek

Front Cover
Canongate, May 1, 2006 - Boys - 284 pages
1 Review
Meet Harry Pickles, aged nine and a bit. Harry is the fastest boy runner in the world (probably), first son of Mo and Pa (the best-looking parents in the school car park), big brother to Daniel (who runs like a girl but is, in his own twerpy way, a star). His life is good. He's premier league. At least, that's the way it was before the school trip . . .Clare Sambrook's unforgettable first novel captures with startling truth and clarity the perspective of a confused nine-year-old. Poignant and personal, Hide and Seek resonates with authenticity and a brutal honesty that manages to be harrowing, life-affirming and funny.

What people are saying - Write a review

HIDE & SEEK

User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

A family tragedy seen through the eyes of a child.British author Sambrook pulls off a risky high-wire act, narrating her debut novel from the point-of-view of nine-year-old Harry Pickles, whose ... Read full review

Review: Hide & Seek

User Review  - Bonnie Nordling - Goodreads

I remember really enjoying the book while I was reading it. It tugs at your heart strings quite a lot - but I remember not entirely feeling satisfied by the ending. It was mostly well written, tackled a heartbreaking subject and made you shift your point of view. Read full review

Other editions - View all

About the author (2006)

Hide & Seek is Clare Sambrook's first novel, and has already been translated into twelve languages. She lives in Cumbria, where she is working on her next book.

Bibliographic information