"I’m Emma Carroll, author of books for anyone of any age – although you’ll probably find them in a book shop or library in the 9-12 section.

You’re most likely to find me hanging out in the Somerset Hills drinking tea and writing under the watchful eye of my Jack Russell terriers."

"The Week At World’s End", which comes out on Sept 2nd, 2021. Emma Carroll says: "I’m particularly excited about this because the book was meant to come out last year but didn’t because of Covid. Also, it’s set in 1962, and was inspired by my mum’s account of living through the few, terrifying days of the Cuban Missile Crisis..."

Nothing ever happens in World’s End Close. So when Stevie discovers a runaway girl in her coal shed, the first thing she does is fetch her best friend, Ray. Both are dying for a bit of adventure, and when the girl begs for help, they readily agree.

Yet they soon realise they’ve taken on more than they bargained for. The girl, Anna, reveals she’s on the run from people who are trying to poison her. Meanwhile, on the news, the Americans and Russians are arguing over missiles in Cuba.

As the threat of war grows, Anna’s behaviour becomes more mysterious. And when Stevie unearths a dark family secret, she wonders if Anna has come to World’s End Close on purpose, with a special message just for her . . .


During P2 on Thursday 30th September, we are delighted to announce that Emma Carroll will be visiting us virtually to discuss her new book, The Week at World’s End.

For more information about Emma see her website: https://emmacarrollauthor.wordpress.com/

For the press release about "The Week at World's End" see: https://www.faber.co.uk/9780571364435-the-week-at-worlds-end.html