'Alice in Time by Penelope Bush is a thoroughly enjoyable book. The storyline was exciting and fast-paced. I have to say I found it extremely hard to put down. Everyone can relate to the main character Alice Watkins.

Alice in Time is cleverly written and definitely a book I would recommend to my thirteen/fourteen-year-old friends. This book sure deserves a lot of praise". Overall an AMAZING book'.

(Review by Georgia, aged 13 and posted on CHICKLISH – The UK’s Teen Fiction Site.)

Creative Writing MA postgraduate Penelope Bush launched her first novel in October 2010. ‘Alice in Time’ (Piccadilly, 2010), received international recognition and success and was picked up by publishing houses across the globe after going down a storm with its teenage audience.

‘Alice in Time’ has been praised for its “well sustained pace” by the online journal ‘Books for Keeps’, which added: “Penelope Bush has produced an ambitious and largely successful first novel that promises well."

After its success in the UK, ‘Alice in Time’ has now been bought by Stabenfeldt in Norway, who also bought the rights for Sweden and Finland. The novel also went to auction in America, where it was bought by Holiday House, who bought the rights for Canada. And it has recently sold to Random House, Korea, and Akapit Press in Poland.

My second book, 'Diary of a Lottery Winner's Daughter' launched in July 2011 and I am now working on a third title which will be published next year

Penelope's first book 'Alice in Time’ has been selected for the Manchester Book Award 2011.
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