The Notebooks of Susan Berry
Helmet and Wasps
The Blind Cross
Michael Mott has published four novels, two for adults and two for junveniles. The first, The Notebooks of Susan Berry, was published in 1962 to wide acclaim. Mott's first juvenile novel, Master Entrick was published in 1965 in the U.K. and released in 1966 in the U.S. A full twenty years later in 1986, the book a second edition was released as a Dell Yearling edition.
The Notebooks of Susan Berry, Andre Deutsch (U.K.), 1962; MacMillan Company (U.S.), 1963; Mayflower-Dell Paperbacks (U.K.), 1964. "A Brilliant First Novel," Kenneth Allsop, Daily Mail, 1 March, 1962.
"Susan's descriptions of the paintings in Italian churches are thrilling...They make the book one of rare beauty even for, or maybe especially for, the mature reader." Miami News, 7 July, 1963.
Helmet and Wasps, Andre Deutsch (U.K.), 1965; Houghton Mifflin (U.S.), 1966; Granada Paperbacks (U.K.), 1970. "...it's most superbly done, rather in the manner of Thomas Mann....The German and Italian background is marvelously handled," Malcolm Bradbury. Punch, 6 January, 1964
"...He has integrated his poetic gifts with a fine command of the novelist's technical skills, to create a serious study in which a complex central character is remolded with extraordinary precision. New York Times Book Review, 20 February, 1966.
Children's Novels: Master Entrick, Andre Deutsch (U.K.), 1965; Penguin Puffin (U.K.), 1969; Delacorte (U.S.), 1966; Dell Yearling (U.S.), Second Edition, 1986. "The story is well written and packed with dramatic incident..." The Times Literary Supplement, 9 December, 1965.
"...told with spirit, coupled with good character deliniation." St. Louis Post Dispatch, 4 December, 1966.
The Blind Cross, Andre Deutsch (U.K.), 1969; Delacorte (U.S.), 1969. "The excitement is maintained in a fast-moving story and the sense of place is wonderfully conveyed." The Times Educational Supplement, 20 June, 1969.
"...beautifully presented..." St. Louis Post Dispatch, 14 June, 1970.