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Francesca Gibbons worked as a copywriter at a marketing agency before leaving to focus on her career as a children’s author. <i>The Shadow Moth</i> was her debut novel. It was inspired by the gardens she visited as a child, and her love of folklore and monsters. It is the first book in the Clock of Stars trilogy, which continues with <i>Beyond the Mountains</i> and <i>The Greatest Kingdom</i>.

Chris Riddell OBE is an author, an artist, the political cartoonist for the Observer and the illustrator of an extraordinary range of children’s books, including titles by Neil Gaiman and J. K. Rowling. He has enjoyed great acclaim for his own books for children, and has won many major prizes, including the Costa Award and an unprecedented three CILIP Kate Greenaway Medals.

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