Malorie Blackman

Noughts & Crosses
  • Noughts & Crosses

  • ** SOON TO BE A MAJOR NEW BBC TV SERIES - this edition contains an exclusive Q&A with lead actor Paterson Joseph**

    'The Noughts & Crosses series are still my favourite books of all time and showed me just how amazing story-telling could be' - Stormzy

    'Stop it! You're all behaving like animals! Worse than animals - like blankers!'

    Sephy is a Cross: dark-skinned and beautiful, she lives a life of privilege and power. But she's lonely, and burns with injustice at the world she sees around her.

    Callum is a nought: pale-skinned and poor, he's considered to be less than nothing - a blanker, there to serve Crosses - but he dreams of a better life.

    They've been friends since they were children, and they both know that's as far as it can ever go. Noughts and Crosses are fated to be bitter enemies - love is out of the question.

    Then - in spite of a world that is fiercely against them - these star-crossed lovers choose each other.

    But this is love story that will lead both of them into terrible danger . . . and which will have shocking repercussions for generations to come.

    Voted as one of the UK's best-loved books, Malorie Blackman's Noughts & Crosses is a seminal piece of YA fiction; a true modern classic.

    'Unforgettable' Guardian

    'The most original book I've ever read' Benjamin Zephaniah

RELEASED 06/02/2020

Malorie Blackman (Author) MALORIE BLACKMAN has written over sixty books and is acknowledged as one of today’s most imaginative and convincing writers for young readers. She has been awarded numerous prizes for her work, including the Red House Children’s Book Award and the Fantastic Fiction Award. Malorie has also been shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal. In 2005 she was honoured with the Eleanor Farjeon Award in recognition of her contribution to children’s books, and in 2008 she received an OBE for her services to children’s literature. She has been described by The Times as ‘a national treasure’. Malorie Blackman was the Children’s Laureate 2013–15. John Aggs (Illustrator) John Aggs has a first class honours degree in illustration from University College, Falmouth. His Daedalus Blue webcomic was nominated for a Webcartoonists Choice award and he won first place in Tokyo Pop's second annual Rising Stars of Manga Award.