Book List in Order: 14 titles

  • Capture the magic of Christmases past with this stunning gift for all the family by bestselling author Emma Carroll, and award-winning illustrator, Sam Usher. Travel back to the Thameside Georgian London in this spellbinding tale discovering the merr...


  • The hotly anticipated new standalone from the bestselling and award-winning Queen of Historical Fiction, Emma Carroll.Britain, 1962'Who are you?' I asked.'You don't know who I am? You mean, it's not been on the news?'The girl glanced from Ray to me a...


  • Queen of Historical Fiction, Emma Carroll, makes her Barrington Stoke debut with a powerful, evocative, and spine-tingling story of childhood on the brink of war.Summer 1914. When Fran unearths a bone in the garden of Long Barrow House on the same af...


  • A sinking boat.A girl in disguise.A disappearing sea.When Fortune Sharpe carves a boat from a tree with her beloved brother, Gem, she's only having a bit of fun. But now is not the time for a girl to be drawing attention to herself. She is sent away ...


  • A body washed up on the beach...Evacuation to an old house with forbidden rooms and dark secrets...An animal rescue service...Set in World War Two, Emma Carroll explores the resilience, resourcefulness and inventiveness of children when their lives f...


  • It's November, 1922. In a valley in Egypt the tomb of a long dead pharaoh is about to be discovered. The world watches and waits for news with bated breath. Thirteen-year-old Lilian Kaye, who lives in a flat above a shop in London, is eagerly followi...


  • From the critically acclaimed author of In Darkling Wood comes a spine-tingling novel inspired by Frankenstein with more than a hint of mystery and suspense. One stormy June evening, five friends meet at Villa Diodati, the summer home of Lord Byr...


  • An incredible collection of brand new short stories, from ten of the UK's very best storytellers, celebrating inspirational girls and women, being published tocommemorate the 100th anniversary of women's suffrage in the UK. Featuring short stories by...


  • A encounter with a boy dangling from the sky changes pickpocket Magpie's life forever. Like her, the boy dreams of flying over the rooftops of Paris. His family, the Montgolfiers, are desperate to be first to discover the secret of flight. Together w...






  • We weren't supposed to be going to the pictures that night. We weren't even meant to be outside, not in a blackout, and definitely not when German bombs had been falling on London all month like pennies from a jar.February, 1941. After months of bomb...


  • When Alice is suddenly bundled off to her estranged grandmother Nell’s house, there’s nothing good about it, except the beautiful Darkling Wood at the end of the garden -- but Nell wants to have it cut down. Alice feels at home there, at peace. S...


  • Ever since her sister, Agnes, died, Pearl has a tradition every time it snows. She makes a person out of snow. A snow sister. It makes Christmas feel a little less lonely.On Christmas Eve, her father receives a letter about a long-lost relative's...


  • Louie, who was abandoned at Chipchase''s Travelling Circus as a baby, dreams of becoming a ''Showstopper'', but Mr Chipchase keeps her hidden, tucked away in the ticket booth. No Death-Defying Stunts for her. But Louie has been secretly practising he...


  • The gates to Frost Hollow Hall loomed before us. They were great tall things, the ironwork all twisted leaves and queer-looking flowers. And they were very definitely shut. Tilly's heart sinks. Will's at the door of their cottage, daring her to ...