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The Soundtrack to The Longest Night of Charlie Noon

Posted by Christopher at 6:39pm

The Longest Night of Charlie Noon is out now and following on from the soundtracks I created for The Many Worlds of Albie BrightThe Jamie Drake Equation and The Infinite Lives of Maisie Daythere's a soundtrack for The Longest Night of Charlie Noon too.

These are the songs that soundtrack the story in my mind. Each chapter has its own track, so track one equals chapter one and so on. It starts with the song 'Wild Wood' by Paul Weller whose lyric says, 'we're going to find our way out of this wild, wild wood' and that's the challenge that Charlie, Dizzy and Johnny face. And the final song in the soundtrack is a wonderful track by Guillemots called 'Up On The Ride' which for me captures the feeling I'd like readers to take away from the novel as they turn the final pages. 

I'm in the midst of a blog tour for The Longest Night of Charlie Noon and here are the stops I've made so far.

On Monday I spoke to Minerva Reads about rewilding my fiction.

On Tuesday I wrote for The Boy Can Teach about the cross-curricular links that teachers can find in The Longest Night of Charlie Noon.

On Wednesday I wrote about woods in fiction and the arboreal inspiration behind The Longest Night of Charlie Noon for BookLoverJo

On Thursday I spoke to Scott Evans at The Reader Teacher.

And on Friday I spoke to Books for Topics.

You can also read an interview about The Longest Night of Charlie Noon at Reading Zone and I also had the pleasure of speaking to Nikki Gamble for In The Reading Corner and you can listen to this interview here

The programmes for the Edinburgh International Book Festival have also been announced and I'm absolutely thrilled to be heading back there this year. I've got a Scintillating Science with Christopher Edge event for families and children on Saturday 17th August where I'll be exploring code-breaking, stargazing and The Longest Night of Charlie Noon, and I'm also appearing in the adult programme for a reading workshop on the classic novel, Brendon Chase. Hope to see you there or, if you can't make it to Edinburgh, maybe at my event at the Royal Institution on Saturday 22nd June.