The Summer of Telling Tales by Laura Summers

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This gripping family story is told in the two voices of Ellie and Grace, two sisters whose life takes a dramatic turn when their mum plucks up the courage to leave their violent father. How chatterbox Ellie and silent Grace find new lives – and new happiness - for themselves is deftly unravelled in a rollercoaster journey that embraces friendships, family and finding yourself.


The Summer of Telling Tales by Laura Summers

There are two ways to keep a secret: silence or lies


I loved The Summer of Telling Tales – it's truly gripping and you care desperately about both sisters.' Jacqueline Wilson

‘Fans of Cathy Cassidy will love this absorbing tale of families and loyalty.’ The Bookseller

'I thoroughly enjoyed this perceptive, pacy story . . . With strong, engaging characters and a vivid school setting, this novel combines some very dramatic moments with everyday friendship and romance.' Miriam Halahmy

About the Author

Laura Summers

Laura Summers grew up in South London and was a teacher before turning full time to writing. She has written extensively for many popular children’s television series including ‘The Story of Tracy Beaker’ (based on the novel by Jacqueline Wilson), ‘The New Worst Witch’, (based on the Jill Murphy books), and was recently nominated for a children’s BAFTA for one of her scripts for ‘The Little Princess’ - a pre-school animation series based on the picture books by Tony Ross.

The idea for her first novel came from the observation there were very few protagonists with learning disabilities in children’s books and the reality that one of her own children is disabled. The result is the creation of Rhianna and her sister Vicky: two very individual teenagers, one of whom happens to have learning disabilities.

Laura now lives in North Devon with her husband and children and when not writing loves to draw and paint.

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224 pages
Interest Age: From 13


Laura Summers
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Piccadilly Press Ltd an imprint of Templar Publishing

Publication date

21st March 2013




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