All Fall Down

Catastrophic disasters don’t always mean the end of the world… When Isabel’s village in the Yorkshire countryside is devastated by the Black Death, it seems that the world is ending in horror and fear. But for those who survive the plague, a freer society will emerge from the destruction of the feudal system that enslaved Isabel’s family. Sometimes hope rises out of the ashes. This is one of those times… A powerful historical novel from one of today’s most exciting young writers, who made her name with Ways to Live Forever.

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  • loved it

    Such a good book, I love the way a part of history is a strong point in the book and I would definitely recommend to a friend! Such a touching book!

    24 March 2018

  • It was a lovely story, very well written and carefully written.

    9 March 2014

  • loved it

    The black death is a very interesting aspect of British history. It was so interesting, and this book really does highlight this further :-)

    5 March 2014

  • loved it

    I absolutely loved All Fall Down. I love historical books and I have never read one better than this (and probably never will)! Whatever way she did it, Sally Nicholls has used her special extraordinary talent to touch my heart. The characters are described in a way that the reader would say “I know someone like that!” and I feel as if I am the main character and I have known the other characters all of my life. I have to admit, the book brought tears to my eyes but in my opinion, that just makes it better! I couldn’t take my eyes off the pages. It seems as though each word as small as “a” was thought out with delicacy and perfection. All Fall Down= my favourite book (so far) Sally Nicholls= my favourite author!!!

    6 May 2012

  • liked it

    Its a good book and I recomend it for you who would like to read this so its a sold 4 out of 5 stars hope you enjoy it as much as I did. :D

    27 March 2012

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  • Sally Nicholls

    Sally Nicholls was born in Stockton. After graduating in Philosophy and Literature, she took an MA in Writing for Young People at Bath Spa University where she wrote WAYS TO LIVE FOREVER when she was twenty-three. Published in 2008, it won the Waterstone’s Children’s Book Prize, has been translated into many languages and made into a film. Her second novel, SEASON OF SECRETS, came out in 2010, and ALL FALL DOWN is published in 2012.


    Sally Nicholls won the Waterstones Children’s Book Prize and the North East Award for Ways to Live Forever.

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