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  • Published: 16 July 2020
  • ISBN: 9781473585126
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 144

The Pillbox



Murder, treachery, and a terrible secret... David Hughes' new graphic novel takes us on a very sinister seaside holiday

On holiday in Suffolk, a boy and his dog discover a World War II pillbox half buried on a deserted beach. When he returns the next day with his parents, the pillbox has disappeared. They learn a pillbox had been there and a boy had once been found in it, dead...

1945, another boy, another dog, the same pillbox . and an American serviceman from the local base. Murder, treachery, a terrible secret.

David Hughes' second graphic novel is a haunting ghost story - dark, disturbing and - as always with Hughes - stunningly drawn.

  • Published: 16 July 2020
  • ISBN: 9781473585126
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 144

About the author

David Hughes

David Hughes is an artist whose work combines illustration, graphic design, photography and animation. In 2003 he received the Pentagram Award for his outstanding contribution to the art of illustration. His drawings have appeared in the Observer, New Yorker, Esquire and Guardian among others. He has received great acclaim for his children's books, Strat and Chatto (1990) and Bully (1992). In 2006 he published his version of The Hunchback of Notre Dame.

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Praise for The Pillbox

The Pillbox captures time, twists it, and reconstructs it, to create a truly haunting experience… Once you’ve encountered it, it’ll stay with you forever.

Sam Ashurst, 4 stars, SFX

An odd and fascinating book.

James Smart, Guardian

Stunning artwork- knowing, often painterly, part George Grosz, part Ralph Steadman.

Neel Mukherjee, New Statesman

Hughes’ stunningly drawn book makes the past and present nestle in original and uncomfortable ways.

Neel Mukherjee, Independent

A salty, disturbing book.

Rachel Cooke, Observer

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