Clive Barker

Clive Barker - Thief Tagline

The Thief of Always was Clive's first published novel for all ages. He called it a fable and the story is very much a fairy tale, illustrated with Clive's own pen and ink drawings.

In the years since it was first published, Thief has been used as a set text in schools in the UK and US, has been adapted into a graphic novel and promises to maybe be a film in the future...

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Clive Barker - The Thief of Always - The Book

Clive Barker - Thief - Excerpt Clive Barker - Thief - Clive's Art Clive Barker - Thief - Wallpaper

Clive Barker - Thief - Graphic Novel Clive Barker - Thief - Covers Around the World

...Mr. Hood's Holiday House has stood for a thousand years, welcoming countless children into its embrace. It is a place of miracles, a blissful rounds of treats and seasons, where every childhood whim may be satisfied...

There is a price to be paid, of course, but young Harvey Swick, bored with his life and beguiled by Mr. Hood's wonders, does not stop to consider the consequences. It is only when the House shows it's darker face - when Harvey discovers the pitiful creatures that dwell in its shadows - that he comes to doubt Mr. Hood's philanthropy.

The House and its mysterious architect are not about to release their captive without a battle, however. Mr. Hood has ambitions for his new guest, for Harvey's soul burns brighter than any soul he has encountered in a thousand years...

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