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Little Boxes by Cecilia Knapp

October 22, 2021

Debut literary fiction from the Young People’s Laureate for London

‘Cecilia Knapp is a rare, rare talent. The sort of writer you get excited to have found and then look forward to devouring more of their work. This book in particular is a work of craft, heart and beauty and I envy new readers their first opportunity to meet these characters and spend time in this world’ KERRY HUDSON

A story of sacrifice, violence and growing up different – told against the heat and claustrophobia of a seaside city in summer.

After Matthew’s grandfather dies suddenly, four friends struggle to face the trauma of their pasts in the wake of this fresh tragedy. Leah and Jay, a couple since their school days, find their relationship tested, while Nathan deals with a vast and unrequited love, and Matthew grapples with his sexuality. In the days that follow, Matthew begins to unearth his grandfather’s past. He finds a different life, full of secrets, and discovers that he and his grandfather may have had more in common than he once thought.

Little Boxes is a coming-of-age story about friendship and love, loss and survival.

Published 17th March 2022 | Hardback | 9780008440831 | RRP £14.99


If you’re a bookseller in the UK or Ireland and you’d like an advance reading copy of Little Boxes please send your request, along with your name and bookshop address, to Ammara at independentthinking@harpercollins.co.uk

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