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Published by David Fickling

This small octavo hardback, with a dramatic orange/yellow dust jacket attracted my attention at work this week. Published by David Fickling and bound in black boards, slightly smaller than many paperbacks it made quite an impact.

Everyone knows about how Icarus flew too close to the sun. This tale is modern, and just as dramatic. After all Icarus’ attempt failed because he used wax to glue his feathers; in this case spearmint gum is used. Lots of it.

This is a story of secrets, determination, families including all their failings and of course, friendship.

It is a hardback, with a hardback retail price of £10.99 – but worth every penny.