12 Aug The Last Chance Hotel – Nicki Thornton
The Last Chance Hotel
Published in 2018
• Chicken House
• Sold in 10 territories
• Winner of the Times/Chicken House Children’s Fiction Competition 2016
• Waterstones Book of the Month October 2018
• Nominated for the Carnegie Medal 2019
• Longlisted for the Specsavers National Book Award
I fell for the premise: the story of Seth, a saucepan scrubber in a weird building whose inmates make Wes Anderson’s Grand Budapest Hotel guests look boring.
Talking cats, mysterious notebooks full of ancient wickedness; what’s not to love?
Nicki’s passion is inspiring children to love reading for pleasure and has been a compulsive reader since early childhood. A career in journalism meant Nicki had to write for a living, but running her own bookshop for ten years helped to remind her how much fun writing can be. The result – her debut novel, THE LAST CHANCE HOTEL.