This isn't What it Looks Like by Pseudonymous Bosch

This isn't What it Looks Like

Written by Pseudonymous Bosch
Part of the The Secret Series Series

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Bursting with inventive characters and laugh-out-loud moments, readers will be instantly hooked by the stylish, tongue-in-cheek story-telling of Pseudonymous Bosch the author of This Book is not Good for You.Please be advised this book has no magic, no time travel, no secrets, no bandits or blood thirsty knights but before going off to find another book, just remember one thing... This isn't what it looks like!

A Piece of Passion from the editor: Sssh! Don’t tell anyone, but this is a sneak preview of the fourth, fantastic book in Pseudonymous Bosch’s Secret Series. I love catching up with the crazy escapades of our heroes, Cass and Max-Ernest, and this book is no exception. It’s inventive, exciting, quirky and very, very funny, building up to the heart-stopping revelation that we’ve all been waiting for. Yes, this book is definitely a secret worth sharing. As for the mysterious Pseudonymous Bosch – no one writes books with his unique sense of mystery and madness. But who is he? I wish I knew…


This isn't What it Looks Like by Pseudonymous Bosch

When Cass dared to taste the Midnight Sun's deadly chocolate, her mind was transported back to Medieval England, leaving her body in a coma. She helps the founder of the Terces Society to escape the wicked clutches of the Midnight Sun and finally finds the Secret but, to her horror, wakes from her coma she has forgotten everything...

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Like Lemony Snicket with a little Monty Python. LA Weekly

Fans of lemony Snicket will enjoy the dry sense of humour and fans of Anthony Horowitz will love the mystery...' Write Away

About the Author

Pseudonymous Bosch

DISCLAIMER: Usborne books and Pseudonymous Bosch cannot be blamed for the effect of reading his books. You have been warned - there may be consequences!

Many people laugh in the face of danger but not Pseudonymous; his story had to be dragged from him with threats and bribery but now it is here written down. It is up to you whether you have the courage to follow this story of mystery, murder, strange powers and evil foes, although if you do not you may miss out on a BIG secret.

But who is PSEUDONYMOUS BOSCH? Pseudonymous Bosch is a pseudonym, or as he would prefer to call it (because he is very pretentious), a nom de plume. Unfortunately, for reasons he cannot disclose, but which should be obvious to anyone foolhardy enough to read this book, he cannot tell you his real name. He describes himself as impetuous, immature, immodest and immoderate and likes to spend his spare time eating but admits to a deep-seated fear of mayonnaise.

Writing is not his only trade; he is also a spy for a very small country but of this, for your sake and his, we can say no more. Pseudonymous writes in the dark as his words tend to scare him, the subject matter being so terrible. However the dark also scares him so the only thing that gets him through the trauma of writing is chocolate. Pseudonymous is carrying on with his writing for Usborne, despite the danger. This bravery has paid off to some extent as he has recently been nominated for a Juvenile Edgar Award in the United States, although if he wins it is doubtful he could attend in case this jeopardises his cover.

A short interview with mysterious author Pseudonymous Bosch

Q: Is chocolate really your favourite food?

Q: Why do you not like mayonnaise?

Q: Have you written anything else?
A: Lists, mainly. Shopping lists, laundry lists, that sort of thing. A few thank-you notes when my mother made me. Oh, and when I was a kid I wrote a story about a mouse detective and a missing piece of cheese. Cheese, of course, being my second most favourite food.

Q: Do you plan to write anything else?

Thanks for the great questions, but remember, the books are meant to be secret. Please don't repeat a word I've said. Or if you must, repeat only the most boring ones. And repeat them over and over until you drive everybody away.

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448 pages
Interest Age: 9+


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Usborne Publishing Ltd

Publication date

1st September 2014




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