Our Specialist Authors - Philip Reeve First Editions (5 books)

Peter Jackson to write screenplay and produce the film of Mortal Engines - February 2017

Philip Reeve, award-winning children's author, has been described as having a “startling imagination” and is clearly a man of many talents. While living in Brighton, he made amateur films, turning to illustration of children’s books to help fund this enthusiasm.

Philip Reeve's first novel "Mortal Engines" won the Gold Smarties Award and The Blue Peter Book of The Year award, his second novel, "Predator's Gold, was long-listed for the prestigious Carnegie Medal 2003. The third novel is Infernal Devices, and the final book in the series, "A Darkling Plain" won the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize. The award winning series has also achieved some success in the United States, where is is known as the "Hungry City Chronicles".

April 2006: Warner Brothers has pre-emptively bought film rights on "Larklight". The book is described in Bloomsbury's editorial review as "utterly unique and devilishly witty, this is Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy meets The Barchester Chronicles. The film is already in development with Shekhar Kapur as Director.

October 2007: Signed copies of "Starcross", the second novel in the Larklight series, are in stock.

"Here Lies Arthur", published by Scholastic, is shortlisted for the Smarties Prize.

April 2008 on filming of Larklight:"It's a $200 million project, probably the most expensive film I've made and will ever make" Kapur is quoted as announcing. Eastern Promises screenwriter Steve Knight is adapting the novel.

February 2015: Oxford University Press signed up a new novel from Philip Reeve in a "major" pre-Bologna deal last March concluded on the eve of the fair. The world rights deal was agreed between Liz Cross, head of publishing at Oxford Children's, and Reeve's agent; Philippa Milnes-Smith of LAW.
November 2015 Railhead is newly released to favourable reviews and the news that film rights have been bought by Warner Bros.

February 2017 Peter Jackson is to write the screenplay and produce the film of Philip Reeve’s Mortal Engines. Christian Rivers will direct the film and the Icelandic actress, Hera Hilmar, will take the female lead. The launch date is planned for December 2018.

March 2017 Philip Reeve's latest book, Rail Head, has been shortlisted for the CLIP Carnegie Medal Shortlist for 2017.

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Here Lies Arthur  **first printing - winner of Carnegie Medal
code: FE770
Here Lies Arthur **first printing - winner of Carnegie Medal"

Reeve, Philip

Here Lies Arthur

London, Scholastic, 2007

Fine in Fine dustjacket.

Winner of the 2008 Carnegie Medal.

Rail Head  **signed first edition**
code: FE151135
Rail Head **signed first edition**

Reeve, Philip

Railhead.  Part 1, Interstellar Express

Oxford University Press, 2015. First edition hardback, first printing.  Minimal creasing at lower edge of front board and lower spine edge so only Near Fine in Fine dust jacket.

Signed by the author to the title page.

Shortlisted for the CLIP Carnegie Medal 2017


Predators Gold  **signed first edition with publishers promotional bookmark**
code: FE170318
Predator's Gold **signed first edition with publisher's promotional bookmark**

Reeve, Philip

Predator's Gold

London, Scholastic, 2003

First edition, first printing.  

Fine in Fine loosely protected dust jacket.  Signed by the author to the title page.

Publisher's promotional bookmark laid in.

Book 2 in the award-winning Mortal Engines series.

Larklight  **signed first edition**
code: FE736
Larklight **signed first edition**

Reeve, Philip


London, Bloomsbury, 2006

Fine in illustrated boards (no dustjacket as issued).

Signed by the author.


Fever Crumb  **first edition**
code: FE882
Fever Crumb **first edition**

Reeve, Philip

Fever Crumb

London, Scholastic, 2009

Fine hardback without dustjacket as issued.

The prequel to the Mortal Engines series. These copies are unsigned.

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