The London Eye Mystery by Siobhan Dowd

With The Guggenheim Mystery publication drawing near, I figured it was a good excuse to reread The London Eye Mystery, as it's eight years since I first discovered Ted Sparks and wanted to reacquaint myself before finding out how life is now… Ted has just finished his 37th Shreddie when his mum announces a hurricane … Continue reading The London Eye Mystery by Siobhan Dowd

Aubrey And The Terrible Ladybirds by Horatio Clare, illustrated by Jane Matthews

It's the start of the Easter holidays and all Aubrey can hear is his parents arguing. When Hirundo the swallow returns to nest for the summer, Aubrey is glad he has someone to talk to, and when he is offered the chance to use the Swallow Stone so that he can fly with Hirundo, our … Continue reading Aubrey And The Terrible Ladybirds by Horatio Clare, illustrated by Jane Matthews

Gaslight by Eloise Williams

Nansi has no memory of her life before being found, washed up and half drowned at Cardiff Docks, just that she was running from someone with her mother. The man who found her and took her in, isn't as charitable as his actions sound. Manager of The Empire Theatre, Pernicious Sid is a cruel, vindictive … Continue reading Gaslight by Eloise Williams

Lifelong and degenerative; I don’t accept it.

On the 22nd November 2009, I had an accident. It left me with a broken and dislocated coccyx. Five months off school and over a year of physiotherapy and acupuncture got me back to playing football at break times in my heels. I was, however, left with permanent pain. Usually just background noise that I … Continue reading Lifelong and degenerative; I don’t accept it.

The Explorer by Katherine Rundell

Publication Date: 10th August 2017 High above the Amazon, four children are on a flight that will change their lives. While Fred looks longingly at the lush, green jungle below him, Con sits absolutely not looking out of the window, and Lila tends to her little brother, Max. When the pilot takes ill, the plane … Continue reading The Explorer by Katherine Rundell