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Malorie Blackman - Guardian Feature

Blackman had always intended the Noughts and Crosses series to be a trilogy. She'd finished Checkmate, had even written a non-Noughts and Crosses book, The Stuff of Nightmares, but was drawn back to its world by a minor character, Callie Rose's nought friend Tobey, "who was just whispering in my ear, he wouldn't leave me alone - I had to write it."

The new novel in the sequence, Double Cross, throws Tobey into the middle of nought gang culture. A well-brought up boy, at an exclusive school, he is lured by the promise of some ready money to join a local gang. In typical Blackman style, violence, shootings and death follow (with a little bit of sex thrown in for good measure) rattling along at the addictive pace that has hooked Blackman a dedicated fanbase...

photographed (not by achuka) at the Double Cross launch
l to r: Hilary Delamere (The Agency), Malorie Blackman, Annie Eaton (Editorial Director RHCB) and Philippa Dickinson (MD, RHCB)

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