After leaving art school, Colin Thompson went to the London school of film Technique. He worked for a while at the BBC, then moved to the Outer Hebrides where he began 20 years of self-employment ceramics. He is is the author/illustrator of several highly acclaimed picture books including The Paradise Garden, The Last Alchemist and Falling Angels. He lives in New South Wales, Australia.
The story of a missing book, a child who holds the secret of everlasting life and a library that comes to life at night . . . Children and adults will relish it * Financial Times *