The Secret Starling : 'An absolute joy of a read.' Emma Carroll-9780571346301

The Secret Starling : 'An absolute joy of a read.' Emma Carroll

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by Eagle, Judith, Geyer, Kim | Children's, Teenage & educational
Published 02/05/2019 by Faber & Faber
Paperback | 272 pages


The acclaimed debut novel from the author of The Pear Affair and The Accidental Stowaway! Abandoned children running wild on the moors, evil child catchers, cunning cats and mysterious ballet shoes abound in this incredible first novel.

Clara has lived a life of solitude, home schooled under her mean uncle's strict regime . . . until now!The day that Uncle abandons Clara, leaving her with nothing but a wedge of 'guilt money' and a half empty, crumbling manor house, she is determined to do things her way for a change. And when streetwise Peter turns up, with his rescue cat and a surprising array of knowledge, she is sure that between them they have everything they need to survive.

But the house is to be sold . . . and Uncle has lied to Clara . . . and nothing, NOTHING is as it seems.

'A riveting adventure.' The Guardian'An absolute delight.' Hilary McKay, author of The Skylarks' War'Thrilling.' Telegraph'An absolute joy of a read.' Emma Carroll, author of Letters from the Lighthouse'A sweeping adventure.' The Bookseller'Should also appeal to fans of Emma Carroll.' Michelle Harrison, author of A Pinch of Magic'A great mystery adventure.' The Bookbag'Gripping.' Golden Books Girl'Wonderfully compelling.' Book Lover Jo'A cracking pacey novel.' MinervaReads'Superb storytelling.' BookTrust'Wonderful.' Bellis Does Books'A treat.' Bookanista