The Memory Cage by Ruth Eastham

The Memory Cage by Ruth Eastham

Competition published on June 1, 2017.

No child should have to live through a war.

No child should have to see what Alex has seen.

He’s locked it all away in a secret place but, one day, the ticking time bomb in his mind has to detonate.

Alex’s family want to help, but they have other problems.

Only Alex’s beloved grandfather can answer his questions about family secrets.

But Grandad is scarred by a war of his own – and his memories are fading fast as the effects of Alzheimer’s grip him.

Time is running out for Alex.

Only by unlocking the terrors of the memory cage for both of them, can he hope to escape the nightmares.
Shrine Bell, the new fiction imprint of award-winning publisher Vertebrate Publishing, will release new paperback editions of all four children’s titles by award-winning author Ruth Eastham as part of a deal to sign her latest novel The Warrior in the Mist (Sep 2017).

Ruth’s four books will be rereleased with all-new book covers over a six-month period, beginning with The Memory Cage.


We have copies of The Memory Cage by Ruth Eastham to give away – for your chance to win simply fill in the form below:

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Ruth Eastham’s debut novel, The Memory Cage won the 2012 Coventry Inspiration Book Award (7–11 category) and her second book The Messenger Bird won the 2013 Oldham Brilliant Book Award. Her third title, Arrowhead, was described as ‘absolutely breath-taking’ by Carnegie-Medal-winning author Kevin Crossley-Holland and her fourth book, The Jaguar Trials, was praised by Love Reading 4 Kids, which said it’s ‘a nail-biting read’.

Ruth joins Matt Dickinson and Sarah Mussi on Shrine Bell’s roster of children’s and YA authors.

Follow Ruth on Twitter @RuthEastham1
Find out more about Shrine Bell at


The Memory Cage by Ruth Eastham (new edition), published on 1 June, 2017 by Shrine Bell, in paperback



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