Born in Ireland, but brought up in the North-East of England
(Redcar), Maeve lives in Oxford with her husband and her two very
(At the moment, I give the titles, year of publication, publisher, ISBN
where I have it, and the blurb that appears on that edition.
- The Witch King (1987,
- A Gift for a Gift
(1990, William Heinemann Ltd; 1992, Mammoth [ISBN: 0 7497 0474 8])
- "One night, in despair and anger at her family, Fran storms out
of her home and seeks refuge in what seems to be an empty house. But
there she meets the strange and elusive Michael, who has the power to
grant her any wish but who, in return, insists on a gift of his own
choosing -- that Fran will stay with him in this life and beyond."
- A Summer Dance (1990,
William Heinemann Ltd; 1995, Mammoth [ISBN: 0 7497 2377 7])
- "It was a dreadful summer. Their father had retreated to Ireland
and Helen and Teresa have had to move across town with their mother to
begin afresh. But rather than a new start, it seems a time of discomfort
and regret until Velsford bounds into their lives. He draws each of them
to him and awakens them to new beginnings."
- Listen to the Dark
(1993, William Heinemann Ltd; 1994, Mammoth [ISBN: 0 7497 1784 X])
- Winner of the Smarties
- "He had run into a little patch of darkness, scarcely discernible
from the shadows of the trees, but absolutely different. Even now he felt
the chill of it. As he straightened up there was a sound from the same
place. It was faint, it hardly reached his ears, but he recognised it.
Something was calling his name.
"Mark Robson is a loner. Too neat. Too clever. Too keen. He's
bullied at school and suffocated at home. But one day he has an
experience that gives him a new perspective on life, a change that has
implications for everyone around him."
(1997, Mammoth [ISBN: 0 7497 2593 1])
- "When Thomas Ortellus sets out to find the mysterious Midwinter,
it is to save his land from vicious raiders by reclaiming the Sword, which
conveys power and peace to those who possess it. But Thomas's quest
awakens an older and deeper conflict. Only by braving the peril of the
forest can he learn the truth."