Miriam Margoyles is to narrate the audiobook of Catherine Bruton's latest middle-grade novel, Another Twist in the Tale (Nosy Crow).
The actor won a BAFTA for her role in Martin Scorsese's "The Age of Innocence", and is also known for playing Professor Sprout in the Harry Potter film series, as well as roles in "Babe", "Romeo + Juliet", "Ladies in Lavender" and other films.
Another Twist in the Tale is a newly-imagined “sequel” to Oliver Twist, and tells the story of Oliver’s long-lost twin sister, Twill. The reader follows Twill on her journey through the gambling dens and workhouses of Victorian London, as she attempts to make a life for herself, rescue her friends, and uncover the mystery of her past.
Commenting on Margoyles' narration, Bruton said: “Miriam brings every page, every character so vividly to life, each twist in the tale is delivered with such delicious gusto, each character is more glorious and grotesque and funny and absurd and moving and brilliant than the last! I feel quite sure that Mr Dickens would have loved it every bit as much as I did!”
Bruton’s previous novel with Nosy Crow, No Ballet Shoes in Syria, won the 2019 Books Are My Bag Readers Award for Children’s Fiction.
Tom Bonnick, senior commissioning editor and business development manager at Nosy Crow, commissioned the audiobook edition, which was recorded at Strathmore Publishing.
He said: “Catherine’s writing is just made to be read aloud. In Another Twist in the Tale she has created the most extraordinary voice – lyrical and filled with life and energy, and somehow both thoroughly Dickensian and entirely modern. I can’t think of a more perfect reader for our audiobook edition than Miriam – she was the first and only name on my casting wish-list, and I’m thrilled that she has read the book for us.”
The audiobook edition of Another Twist in the Tale will be available through Audible, Amazon, Apple, and the CloudAloud app, and will be published in print and audio simultaneously on 5th November 2020.
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