Alice Hemming

Alice is the author of more than 50 books for children, including the bestselling Dark Unicorns series, and picture book The Leaf Thief with illustrator Nicola Slater, which has sold across the world and been translated into 19 languages.

Alice lives in Hertford with her husband, two children and an unusual rabbit who is sometimes mistaken for a Yorkshire terrier!

Her new book is The Frozen Unicorn:

If you thought you’d heard every fairy tale, then think again . . .

Long ago, a cruel winter plagues the land and people mysteriously disappear. 

Years later, a young girl called Violet hears all the stories– and the rumours that an evil unicorn was behind it all. A terrible winter descends once more – reminding everyone of the tragedy of their pasts – and Violet’s true love, Nicolas, goes missing. Realising that the old stories must be true, Violet embarks on a risky journey to the Far North. The journey will push her to her limits, yet she will also find help, friendship and comfort in the most unlikely places. One thing is for sure: Nicolas is out there and he needs Violet’s help. But how long will he survive the bitter cold of winter?