Wild Boy

London, 1841

A boy covered in hair, raised as a monster, condemned to life in a travelling freak show. A boy with an extraordinary power of observation and detection. A boy accused of murder; on the run; hungry for the truth…


Behold the savage spectacle of Wild Boy! Ladies and Gentlemen, take your seats. The show is about to begin.

WINNER of the Leeds Book Award, the Brilliant Book Award, East Sussex Book Award, Phoenix Award and the Sakura Medal. Nominated for the Carnegie Award and named one of five best debut novels in the Branford Boase Award.

Wild Boy is ideal for class topics on the Victorian world, or anyone interested in Sherlock Holmes, steam punk and mystery.

READ the first chapter here