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The Valley of Lost Secrets

September 1939.When Jimmy is evacuated to a small village in Wales, it couldn't be more different from London. Green, quiet and full of strangers, he instantly feels out of place. 
But then he finds a skull hidden in a tree, and suddenly the valley is more frightening than the war. Who can Jimmy trust? His brother is too little; his best friend has changed.
Finding an ally in someone he never expects, they set out together to uncover the secrets that lie with the skull. What they discover will change Jimmy - and the village - forever.

Waterstones Children's Book of the Month

Book of the Week, The Sunday Times

Best Books Round Up, The Guardian

Top Pick, Irish Independent



Carnegie Medal

Branford Boase Award



Awesome Book Awards

Spark! Book Awards

East Sussex Children's Book Award

Warwickshire Junior Book Award


Tir na-Nog


King's School Book Awards

When the War Came Home

The First World War has ended, but it hasn't gone away.

When Natty has to move to a new village, she meets two young soldiers who are still battling the effects of war. Huw can't forget the terrible things he's seen, but Johnny doesn't even remember who he is.

As Natty tries to keep a secret and unravel a mystery, she finds her own way to fight for what she believes in – and learns that some things should never be forgotten …

Book of the Week, The Sunday Times

Book of the Week, The Times



Carnegie Medal

Highly Commended:

Young Quills, Historical Association


Wales Children's Book of the Year

Ysgol Bae Baglan Book Awards


Where the River Takes Us

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February 1974. Whispers echo through the valley - tales of a wild beast roaming the mountains.
When a reward is offered for proof of its existence, Jason and his friends are determined to find the creature first. But for Jason it's more than a quest - the money is a way for him and his brother to stay together.
So the four friends set off, following the river north, not realising that this journey will push them to their limits.
An extraordinary adventure awaits...

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