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***Winner of The Tir na n-Og Book Award 2018***

***Winner of The Mal Peet Children's Book Award 2017***

***Winner of The Staffordshire Young Teen Fiction Award 2018***

***Winner of the Young Jury Award 2020 (Belgium)***

Nominated for the Carnegie Medal 2018

Shortlisted for the Prix Farniente 2020 (Belgium)

the Warwickshire Secondary Book Award 2019,

The Dudley Teen Book Award 2018,

The Stockport Book Awards, 

The Hillingdon Book of the Year 2018

and The Brilliant Book Award 2019

Longlisted for the Southern Schools Book Awards 2018

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Paberback by Hot Key Books

ISBN: 1471406261

Publication Date: 13 July 2017


Griff and Dylan are driving with their parents when the worst happens.  There is a terrible car accident and Dylan and Griff's parents are killed.

A loving aunt and uncle give the boys a new home in Wales, and Dylan and Griff have everything they need.  Even so, Dylan is worried whether Griff is coping.  But Dylan needs to be even braver than his brother - there is something very important he needs to face up to before he can move on.


"A brilliantly well written and poignant story about grief for teenagers which I would highly recommend. It's both real and raw whilst still feeling slightly magical."  - The Bookbag


"Heartbreaking and heartwarming... This is a welcome and important addition to teen literature..."  - The Reading Zone


Hear Fiona Orbell's review of 'The Nearest Faraway Place' for The New Welsh Review.