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About Stuart Hill

Stuart Hill, author of the popular Cry of the Icemark fantasy trilogy and the prequel The Prince of the Icemark, was born in 1958 and raised in Leicester, where he still lives. He failed all his exams at school, but was fortunate enough to be taught by an inspiring teacher who gave him a lifelong love of reading.

Since leaving school he has worked as a car trimmer, a cemetery gardener and an archaeologist, but it was during snatched coffee breaks from his job in a busy book shop that Stuart wrote his first children's book, The Cry of the Icemark. This debut went on to win the inaugural Waterstones Children's Book Prize in 2005.

Stuart's books have since been translated into 15 languages.

Accolades and awards

    Shortlisted for the 2015 Red House Children's Book Award
    Winner of the inaugural Waterstones Children's Book Prize in 2005

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New April books!

It’s officially spring! The sun is shining on us here at a Chicken House HQ and three fantastic little book chicks have just hatched. If you like fantasy and magic, April is the month for you. Here’s what's out now …

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Stuart Hill stops by our blog

Today marks the publication of a brand-new edition of Stuart Hill's classic novel The Cry of the Icemark! Stuart stopped by the blog to tell us about his journey from aspiring writer to award-winning published author ... 

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