The Poison Garden by Sarah Singleton

The Poison Garden

Written by Sarah Singleton

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Intrigue, suspicion and mystery surround Thomas’s inheritance. The magical box his grandmother leaves to him allows him entry to the garden. Here a ghost warns him that his grandmother was poisoned as a result of a plot by members of a secret guild of deadly gardeners. Thomas must try and solve the mystery but will it destroy him first? With a big fan base amongst members of Lovereading4kids we know this new novel will be eagerly awaited alongside the previous titles.


The Poison Garden by Sarah Singleton

It is the 1850's, and a young boy, Thomas, leaves his family to be apprenticed to a pharmacist, at the behest of his dead grandmother. He also inherits a magical box from her, which provides him entry into a mysterious garden. But while visiting it, he sees a ghostly vision of his grandmother, who tells him she was poisoned, and warns him that he must find the person responsible, and save her precious garden. For she was one of five members of an arcane guild, each of whom cultivated an individual garden, mastering the art of poison, perfume and medicine. The guild members jostle for power as, one by one, they are murdered...can Thomas solve the mystery, before he in turn is threatened?


'a major novelist in the teenage scene' The Independent

'Sarah Singleton writes intense stories in prose that manages to be both richly textured and colloquial.' The Sunday Times

About the Author

Sarah Singleton

Sarah Singleton was born in rural Northamptonshire and holds an honours degree in English Literature and Language from the University of Nottingham. She travelled in Europe, India and Nepal, and worked variously with horses, in a chocolate shop, as a factory operative, and a chambermaid in Germany, before becoming a journalist.

In 1993 she married Brian Hoare, and they have two young daughters. Now, she lives in Chippenham, "in beautiful mystic Wiltshire," and works as a senior reporter for the Wiltshire Gazette & Herald, campaigns with a local human rights group, and is learning to play violin.

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288 pages


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Simon & Schuster Ltd

Publication date

5th May 2009




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