James Nicol

James lives in Cambridge where he works as a librarian. He grew up on authors such as Ursula le Guin and Roald Dahl who inspired his own magical fairy tale.
Twitter: @JamesENicol

The Apprentice Witch

Published July 2016
The Chicken House
Kate Shaw, The Viney Agency
Longlisted for the Branford Boase Prize 2017
Arianwyn is a likable hero, with well-drawn struggles — both professional and personal. The novel wears its conventions like a cozy sweater . . . but younger readers should be too busy enjoying the world to mind."
The New York Times