Tumtum And Nutmeg by Emily Bearn

Tumtum And Nutmeg

Written by Emily Bearn
Part of the Tumtum and Nutmeg Series

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Brambly Hedge meets The Borrowers. A stunning debut that 6+ year olds will devour. This is most definitely a candidate for a classic of the future. Tumtum and Nutmeg’s world may be in a broom cupboard within a cottage but inside the broom cupboard they live in grand style in Nutmouse Hall. In the cottage itself live Arthur and Lucy – two little children, alongside their unloving father. While Mr and Mrs Nutmouse have a very comfortable existence, poor Arthur and Lucy find life very tough and it becomes a positive nightmare when Aunt Ivy comes to stay. That is until Tumtum and Nutmeg decide something must be done to make the children’s lives more joyous...

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Tumtum And Nutmeg by Emily Bearn

In the broom cupboard Rose Cottage, stands a house fit for two mice. The house belongs to Mr and Mrs Nutmouse, or Tumtum and Nutmeg as they call each other. Tumtum and Nutmeg have a wonderful life but the children who live in Rose Cottage, Arthur and Lucy, are miserable. So, one day Tumtum and Nutmeg decide to cheer them up.

About the Author

Emily Bearn

Emily Bearn was born in London, and has been a journalist since the age of 20 when she joined the staff of Harpers & Queen magazine. She then worked for a year as a diary reporter on The Times, before becoming a commissioning editor, and subsequently a senior interviewer, on the Sunday Telegraph. She became freelance in 2005 following the birth of her daughter, Freya.

The idea for the Tumtum and Nutmeg books was sparked one evening when, while feeding her baby in the kitchen, she saw two tiny mice scuttling across the floor, then disappearing behind the skirting next to the cooker. She started to wonder what sort of life the mice led behind the skirting board, and slowly the plot for the first Tumtum and Nutmeg book came to life.

She and her daughter live in Hammersmith, and still share their house with two (very helpful) mice.

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256 pages
Interest Age: From 7


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Egmont Childrens Books

Publication date

7th January 2008




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