From author to reader: Read a letter from Tamzin Merchant, author of The Hatmakers

From author to reader: Read a letter from Tamzin Merchant, author of The Hatmakers

Dear Reader,

Have you ever had a dream so vivid that when you wake up, the dream feels more real than the world around you? This copy of THE HATMAKERS started out as one of those dreams.

I was in the middle of filming Carnival Row, a fantasy period drama (which contains many a splendid hat) the night I had the dream. I woke up at 4.30 in the morning with a vivid picture swimming in my head – magical hats, a shipwreck, an ancient rivalry and a mystery…

I am so thrilled that my dream is now in ink-and-paper form, so that I can share it with you.

Download and print the full letter here…

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Keep wildness in your wits: Read an extract from The Hatmakers by Tamzin Merchant

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15 February 2021

Keep wildness in your wits: Read an extract from The Hatmakers by Tamzin Merchant

Publisher details

The Hatmakers
Author
Tamzin Merchant
Publisher
Puffin Books
Genre
Children’s Fiction
Released
02 February, 2021

Synopsis

The first adventure in a spellbinding new magical world. Cordelia comes from a long line of magical milliners, who weave alchemy and enchantment into every hat. In Cordelia's world, Making - crafting items such as hats, cloaks, watches, boots and gloves from magical ingredients - is a rare and ancient skill, and only a few special Maker families remain. When Cordelia's father Prospero and his ship, the Jolly Bonnet, are lost at sea during a mission to collect hat ingredients, Cordelia is determined to find him. But Uncle Tiberius and Aunt Ariadne have no time to help the littlest Hatmaker, for an ancient rivalry between the Maker families is threatening to surface. Worse, someone seems to be using Maker magic to start a war. It's up to Cordelia to find out who, and why...
Tamzin Merchant
About the author

Tamzin Merchant

Tamzin grew up in Australia, South Africa and Dubai before moving to England in her early teens, where she finally discovered the season of winter. She has been an actor since the age of 17 when she played the part of Georgiana Darcy in the 2005 adaptation of Pride and Prejudice. Since then, her acting work has taken her around the world and on a journey through time. She has been a Tudor, a Victorian and a Jacobean. She survived the Blitz in 1940 and succumbed to pneumonia in Edwardian times. She's been an alien, a witch, a doomed Queen and a rebel Scottish warrior. She has also written and directed several award-winning short films. Her latest role is as Imogen Spurnrose in Amazon's original series, Carnival Row. The Hatmakers is Tamzin's first book.

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