Reader Reviewed Dear Scarlett by Fleur Hitchcock

Dear Scarlett

Written by Fleur Hitchcock

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February 2013 Book of the Month This refreshingly original story unravels an intriguing mystery surrounding a girl’s father. When she turns eleven, Scarlett receives a box of ‘tools’ – the kind used for picking locks - from her dead father, a notorious jewellery thief. And that sets her thinking. What did her father really do?

In addition to our Lovereading expert opinion for Dear Scarlett a small number of children were lucky enough to be invited to review this title. 'this book has a really gripping plot that had me on the edge of my seat… A fantastic read!'

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Dear Scarlett by Fleur Hitchcock

A funny, moving and absorbing story about a young girl’s attempts to learn more about her dead father through the objects she finds in a cardboard box he’s left her.

Scarlett and her friend, Ellie, go on a sometimes hilarious, sometimes scary, journey of discovery, following the clues and always remembering to ‘keep looking up’. Was Scarlett’s dad a thief? Was he a spy? And what does it mean to be his daughter?


Eve Mitchell, age 9 Dear Scarlett is an exciting, funny and sometimes scary novel....If you like gripping adventure stories I suggest you pick this book up and get reading!

Sam Harper, age 9 Dear Scarlett is a gripping story which made me laugh out loud and I would thoroughly recommend it to anyone who likes adventures or mysteries. You'll love it! click here to read the full review.

Cody Robertson, age 9 I enjoyed this book because it is funny and definitely here to read the full review.

Alexander Bisland, age 7 The book was very funny, scary, mysterious and exciting and it kept me entertained. click here to read the full review.

Shannon Street, 11 It made me laugh and it was just a really good book, one of the best books I have ever read. click hereto read the full review.

Aimee Mclachlan Amazing, mysterious, and immensely intriguing, Dear Scarlett tells a fantastic story which made me want to live her life ... click here to read the full review.

Emily Clowes - Dear Scarlett is an exciting book, leaving you on a cliff hanger at the end of every chapter. Great book!!

Lucy Minton - age 9 - ...this book has a really gripping plot that had me on the edge of my seat, and the author used lots of creative description which helped me paint an accurate picture of the characters, the setting, and the main objects in the story. A fantastic read! ... click here to read the full review.

Emma Baird age 10 - I would definitely recommend this book and read it over and over again! If you like solving mysteries then this is the book for you ... click here to read the full review.

About the Author

Fleur Hitchcock

Born in Chobham, by an airfield, and raised outside Winchester on the banks of the river Itchen, Fleur Hitchcock grew up as the youngest child of three. She spent her smallest years reading Tintin and Batman under her brother’s bed, and searching for King Alfred’s treasure in the river. She grew up a little, went away to school near Farnham, studied English in Wales, and, for the next twenty years, sold Applied Art in the city of Bath. When her younger child was seven, she embarked on the Writing for Young People MA at Bath Spa and graduated with a distinction.

Now living outside Bath, between parenting and writing, Fleur Hitchcock works with her husband, a toymaker, looks after other people’s gardens and tries to grow vegetables.

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272 pages
Interest Age: From 9


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Publication date

7th February 2013




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