Blueblood
  • Blueblood

  • Malorie Blackman retells ‘Bluebeard’. A Fairy Tale Revolution is here to remix and revive our favourite stories.

    ‘Please don’t even try to get down to the basement. Just leave it alone – okay? Otherwise you’ll ruin things for both of us…’

    Nia has met the man she wants to marry. Marcus is kind, clever and handsome, with a beard so dark it is nearly blue-black. Nia demands a single promise from him – that Marcus will never enter her study in the basement, her private space.

    But when Marcus’s curiosity begins to mount Nia feels more and more uneasy. Will he betray her? Can he accept that no mean no? Can a woman ever have a room of her own?

RELEASED 01/10/2020

Malorie Blackman has written over seventy books for children and young adults, including the Noughts & Crosses series, Thief and a science-fiction thriller, Chasing the Stars. Many of her books have also been adapted for stage and television, including a BAFTA-award-winning BBC production of Pig-Heart Boy and a Pilot Theatre stage adaptation by Sabrina Mahfouz of Noughts & Crosses. There is also a major BBC production of Noughts & Crosses, with Roc Nation (Jay-Z’s entertainment company) curating the soundtrack as executive music producer. In 2005 Malorie was honoured with the Eleanor Farjeon Award in recognition of her distinguished contribution to the world of children’s books. In 2008 she received an OBE for her services to children’s literature, and between 2013 and 2015 she was the Children’s Laureate. Most recently Malorie wrote for the Doctor Who series on BBC One, and the fifth novel in her Noughts & Crosses series, Crossfire, was published by Penguin Random House Children’s in summer 2019.