When Will & Lucy's dad disappears, their life changes for ever. They uncover a trail of secrets & lies - but hidden in a fireplace in their old Edinburgh house, there's a clue that might lead them to the truth. A journal that tells the story of another pair of twins, William & Louisa, who lived in their house 200 years before.
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Joan Lingard was born in Edinburgh (in a taxi on the Royal Mile) but grew up in Belfast. Her extraordinary career spans over four decades. She has written for both adults and young people, and is perhaps best known for her Kevin and Sadie series set in Northern Ireland, the first of which was The Twelfth Day of July. Her writing has received many prizes both at home and abroad, and in 1999 she was awarded an MBE for Services to Children's Literature.Review:
'This book is a joy to hold as a great deal of care has gone into its production, and even more of a joy to read. Joan Lingard has a stellar reputation and the moment you start reading the door closes and you are in the story... In Joan Lingard's hands this story moves seamlessly between the two periods of history, helped by the part the city of Edinburgh plays in the events. This is a straightforward adventure story but the pattern of events, repeated two centuries apart, is beautifully written. The book has been produced by Kelpies, who ran a competition for the cover. There are lamps at the bottom of each page and decoration for each chapter head -- and there is a map!' -- Books for Keeps 'This book is quite mysterious, yet adventurous as there is detective work. For me it really felt like I was there watching the action.' -- Kobe, Currie Community High pupil, Teen Titles 'I think the characters were interesting and I liked the connection between the two time-frames... This book would appeal to readers who like a bit of adventure.' -- Samuel, Currie Community High pupil, Teen Titles
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Book Description Puffin Books, 2005. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 141320087
Book Description Puffin Books, 2005. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0141320087