Paradise End by Elizabeth Laird

Paradise End

Written by Elizabeth Laird

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A brilliant story of two girls; one who dreams of swapping her semi-detached life and moving into the big empty house down the road but when she meets Tia who does move to Paradise End, Carly realises that although Tia has everything money can buy, her life is lonely and full of cruel secrets. The characters and that of their friendship are brilliantly drawn.


Paradise End by Elizabeth Laird

Carly often finds herself gazing through the gates of Paradise End. She fantasizes about discovering that she was swapped at birth, and is in fact the rightful owner of the mansion. Then she meets Tia, the daughter of the new tenant of Paradise End, and Carly begins to realize that life behind the impressive pillars isn't anything like her dream.

About the Author

Elizabeth Laird

Elizabeth Laird is the multi-award-winning author of several much-loved children's books, including The Garbage King, The Prince Who Walked with Lions and The Fastest Boy in the World. She has been shortlisted for the prestigious CILIP Carnegie Medal six times. She lives in Britain now, but still likes to travel as much as she can. Read more about the author here.

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Pan Macmillan

Publication date

5th August 2005




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