๐Ÿ“š9๐Ÿ“š Frozen Charlotte by Alex Bell

Dunvegan School for Girls has been closed for many years. Converted into a family home, the teachers and students are long gone. But they left something behindโ€ฆSophie arrives at the old schoolhouse to spend the summer with her cousins. Brooding Cameron with his scarred hand, strange Lillias with a fear of bones and Piper, who…

๐Ÿ“š8๐Ÿ“š The Umbrella Mouse to the Rescue by Anna Fargher

Young mouse Pip Hanway is in France as she continues fighting for the French Resistance group Noah’s Ark: a secret gang of animals operating beneath the feet of human soldiers, whose aim is to liberate France and secure the victory of the Allies. Determined to reach her ancestral home of the Umbrella Museum in Italy,…

๐Ÿ“š6๐Ÿ“š Breathe Your Last by Lisa Regan

The body of a young girl lying face down in a swimming poolโ€”white tennis shoes still on her feet, chestnut hair fanned out like a haloโ€”is the last thing Detective Josie Quinn expects to find on an early morning visit to see her brother before class at Denton University. But when she recognizes the girlโ€™s face as…

๐Ÿ“š5๐Ÿ“š The Night Hawks by Elly Griffiths

The Night Hawks, a group of metal detectorists, are searching for buried treasure when they find a body on the beach in North Norfolk. At first Nelson thinks that the dead man might be an asylum seeker but he turns out to be a local boy, Jem Taylor, recently released from prison. Ruth is more…

๐Ÿ“š3๐Ÿ“š Charlotte Says by Alex Bell

Letโ€™s play a gameโ€ฆ What fun it is to be monstrous? Tormented by memories of the fire that destroyed her home, Jemima flees to the remote Isle of Skye. But her role as assistant mistress at Dunvegan School for Girls is far from the fresh start she so desperately needs. Then Jemima receives a box…

๐Ÿ“š1๐Ÿ“š The Ickabog by J.K. Rowling

The kingdom of Cornucopia was once the happiest in the world. It had plenty of gold, a king with the finest moustaches you could possibly imagine, and butchers, bakers and cheesemongers whose exquisite foods made a person dance with delight when they ate them. Everything was perfect โ€“ except for the misty Marshlands to the…

End of 2020

So, it’s been a rough year for everyone. COVID changed all our plans and some of us managed to ride the wave through to the end and some of us drowning in the flowing water. I feel like I got through this year in a rowboat that had a leak and was missing one oar…