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The Book of Stolen Dreams - David Farr

When Rachel and Robert are passed a stolen book by their librarian father, they have to go on the run and protect it at all costs. With their father captured and everyone hunting for the Book, they must uncover its secrets and track down the final, missing page.
But the cruel and calculating Charles Malstain is on their trail. When the children discover the astonishing, magical truth about the Book, they resolve to do everything in their power to stop it falling into his hands. For if it does, he could rule forever.
Step inside the pages of an immortal adventure and discover a truly unforgettable journey of wonder, courage and magic...

David Farr is one of the UK's leading screenwriters and directors for film, TV and theatre. In 2009, he was appointed Associate Director of the Royal Shakespeare Company, where his productions of The Winter's Tale, King Lear and The Homecoming all opened to critical acclaim.

David is known for his work on Spooks and his 2016 BBC adaptation of The Night Manager, starring Hugh Laurie and Tom Hiddleston. He completed his first feature film, Hanna, in 2009, and has since adapted it into a hugely successful series for Amazon Prime, and has recently adapted The Midwich Cuckoos for Sky. 

The Book of Stolen Dreams is his first novel.

*Post delayed by the death of Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II

I am thrilled to be part of the blogtour for this - I loved it when I read an early copy last year - and thank Usborne for including me on the tour and sharing this video of author David talking about the book for

The book had all the hallmarks of a great thriller for me: a malevolent baddie, a race against time, mystery and some magic, and the fact that it was based on a book?! Winner! It had feels of Northern lights for me, and I loved the sense of danger and menace that engaged me from the start and kept me gripped throughout. Brilliant stuff!

Follow author Davis Farr on Twitter as @DavidFarrUK or find out more from his website:

Thanks to Bee at @kaleidoscopictours for the spot on the tour, and to @usborne_books for the copy of the book to review.

Post by Rich Simpson (@richreadalot) September 2022

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