Debut Children's Novel Published Summer 2020

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The Island That Didn't Exist


Some Reviews of 'The island that didn't exist'

I'm delighted that people have taken the time to read the book and post their thoughts.

Here is a lovely review from

'a truly outstanding and thrilling story' which 'surpassed all expectations'.

Jane Sandell, young people's book specialist, wrote:

'This is coming in May (subsequently delayed until August) and it's brilliant! Really. I couldn't put it down. Rixon's uncle leaves him an island that seems not to exist but, when he tracks it down, there are mysteries and surprises galore. Well done'

Jane's website is she tweets as @seasidereader 

Veronica Price (@vonprice), who recommends books on her website, thought it was a 'thrilling debut Middle Grade story'.

Her full review is here.

I was delighted to be included in the Summer 2020 edition of WRDaboutbooks magazine @WRDmag as one of their 'ones to watch' debut authors.

Next Event

In the current circumstances it is obviously impossible to be making  personal appearances. But, fear not, the book is still out there and hopefully it might just provide some precious escapism in these days of isolation.

You can leave a message relating to Joe Wilson's fiction writing here

Joe Wilson is represented by Becky Bagnell

'The Island That Didn't Exist' is published by Oxford University Press for PR enquiries

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