The Broken Spell by Erika McGann
  

The Broken Spell

Written by Erika McGann

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From the author of The Demon Notebook comes a spellbinding story full of magic, mystery and time-travel. The Broken Spell combines plenty of fast-paced action and humour combined with a wonderful portrayal of friendship as five friends must test their loyalty as a mistaken spell they make brings the past into the present and trainee witch Grace must choos to trust an ancient enchantment or her friends in order to save the girls and herself.

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The Broken Spell by Erika McGann

Grace and her four best friends, Adie, Rachel, Jenny and Una are being trained to be bona fide witches. But their tutors, Mrs Quinlan and Ms Lemon, aren't keen to show them any practical magic. Instead, the girls spend the entire summer buried in books and studying weeds. That is until the new school year starts, and the glamorous Ms Gold joins Ms Lemon on the faculty, the missing member of Mrs Quinlan and Ms Lemon's broken coven; she is eager to teach the girls real witchcraft. In the hope of mending their teachers' damaged friendships, the girls cast a spell to travel back to the 1970s. However, the spell goes awry, and the girls bounce back and forth in time, out of control.

Reviews

Praise for The Demon Notebook

‘a spookily bewitching story’ The Irish Times

‘a scary scorcher of a story’ Books Ireland

‘combines humour, fast-paced action and tension with strong dialogue and a convincing portrayal of friendship and school life’ SLA Magazine

About the Author

Erika McGann

The World Book Day Ireland 2015 Author Erika McGann was the winner of the Waverton Good Read Children's Prize 2014 for The Demon Notebook, the first in her magical series about Grace and her four friends. She lives in Dublin in her own secret clubhouse (which is actually an apartment) and spends her time solving mysteries and having brilliant adventures (well, she writes about them anyway). She likes cold weather (because it’s an excuse to drink hot chocolate by the gallon) and cheesy jokes (because cheesy jokes are always funny, even when they’re not funny).

Author photo credit Lee Furlong Absolute Studios

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Format

Paperback
256 pages
Interest Age: From 10 years

Author

Erika McGann
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Publisher

O'Brien Press Ltd

Publication date

5th August 2013

ISBN

9781847172969

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O'Brien Press Ltd is an imprint of O'Brien

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The O'Brien Press is Ireland's leading general publisher of both adult and children's books. Our list covers a huge range, including biography, humour, photography, history, art, fiction, politics, cookery, sport, music, memoir, true crime and travel and we are constantly expanding into new and exciting areas.

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