Tumtum and Nutmeg : Trouble at Rose Cottage by Emily Bearn

Tumtum and Nutmeg : Trouble at Rose Cottage

Written by Emily Bearn
Part of the Tumtum and Nutmeg Series

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This best-selling series continues to delight. Tumtum and Nutmeg, a pair of totally charming mice, are always up for a new adventure. Rose Cottage has gold under the floor boards but also an influx of newcomers – two town mice who take up residence under the kitchen sink! Are the two related? Tumtum and Nutmeg have their hands full in this enchanting new adventure which, as ever, is full of delicious detail.

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There are some new but unwanted residents in Rose Cottage, home to two helpful mice. Tumtum and Nutmeg make it their mission to get to the bottom of these unwanted and mysterious house guests and when they finally uncover the truth the Nutmouses are horrified by what they find...

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Tumtum and Nutmeg : Trouble at Rose Cottage by Emily Bearn

This title presents the daring adventures of two helpful mice. There are some new residents in Rose Cottage. Bits of cake have been eaten, homework has been sabotaged and the doll's house has been trashed.


'Bearn's style is as crisp and warm as a home-baked biscuit.' The Times

'As always from Emily Bearn this is a lovely story that I wouldn't hesitate to recommend.' The Bookbag

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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240 pages
Interest Age: From 7


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Egmont Books Ltd an imprint of Egmont Childrens Books

Publication date

1st August 2011




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