A Tudor Turk, by Rehan Khan

An excerpt from Chapter 1 A Tudor Turk is a story set in the year 1591. The story revolves around two main characters, Will Ryde and Awa Maryam Al-Jameel. Will Ryde is a 16-year-old galley slave from London. He longs to go back to his home country and meet his mother after he was taken... Continue Reading →

Thunderstruck, by Ali Sparkes

Alisha and Theo, students at Beechwood Junior, are doing their very best to avoid Sports Day. Whilst hiding underneath a tree in the Common, they get caught in a thunderstorm. A tree is the worst place for shelter, but they only realise that seconds before they both get struck by lightning. It wasn’t exactly what... Continue Reading →

The Last Duchess, by Laura Powell

This book follows the story of Pattern, a lady's maid, the main character in this terrific story of courage, friendship and magic. Pattern seems invisible to the outside world, but she is fearless, clever and fierce. All these qualities help her protect her mistress, the Duchess of Elffinberg. The young duchess is not only threatened... Continue Reading →

Rent a Bridesmaid, by Jacqueline Wilson

Tilly desperately wants to be a bridesmaid in a beautiful dress. Her biggest dream is walking down the aisle in a spectacular dress embellished in vivid and vibrant flowers, behind a bride. She would love to be a bridesmaid at her own Mum and Dad's wedding. However, it is not very likely. When Tilly's best friend, Matty,... Continue Reading →

The Guggenheim Mystery, by Robin Stevens

In the Guggenheim Mystery, Ted Sparks travels to New York to visit his Aunt Gloria and his cousin, Salim. Aunt Gloria, who works for the Guggenheim museum, takes them on a tour of the museum. A short while later, they discover that a priceless painting has been stolen from the museum. Unfortunately, aunt Gloria is blamed and... Continue Reading →

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