Hi, I’m Catherine Bruton – a novelist, journalist, teacher and author of multi-award nominated fiction for children and young adults, including ‘No Ballet Shoes in Syria’ (Winner of the 2019 National Book Tokens #BooksAreMyBag Readers’ Awards for Children’s Fiction and The Times Children’s Book of the Week: ‘a moving, textured story … Ballet Shoes for the 21st Century’) and ‘We Can be Heroes’ now a family feature, starring Alison Steadman and Phil Davies, as well as my latest novel ‘Another Twist in the Tale’ (a rip-roaring sequel to Charles’ Dickens ‘Oliver Twist’ set in Victorian London and featuring Oliver’s long lost twin sister!). Please visit my Books page to find out more about it. Below is a short introduction to the book coming out November 5th 2020.
You can also find out all about my latest novel ‘Another Twist in the Tale’ . You may have heard the story of Oliver Twist – the boy who asked for more, the reluctant burglar, the orphan who became heir to a fortune. But what few know is that there was a second twist – a girl, brought into the world moments ahead of her brother. This is the story of Twill Twist. Rediscover the Artful Dodger, Fagin and Oliver Twist himself, along with a host of fantastic new heroes and villains, in this brilliantly-imagined, rip-roaring sequel to Dickens’ much-loved classic!