No Stone Unturned by Helen Watts


No Stone Unturned by Helen Watts

Kelly, a Traveller girl, is isolated and unhappy at her new school. Until the hot summer day when she meets Ben. Ben offers to help Kelly with her history project. It's just schoolwork - except that the investigation quickly becomes compelling. Strange puzzles are revealed. A dark secret of the local quarry comes to life. Soon the mystery of the past is spilling into the present - and into Kelly's own life. Kelly must bring the long-buried truth to light. And she will leave no stone unturned...A tense, moving mystery with brilliant historical detail of Victorian life, by the author of the Carnegie-nominated One Day In Oradour.


...the strands interweave perfectly to produce an engrossing read which moves seamlessly between past and present...The reader will warm to Kelly and the book handles the issue of bullying and being different with great understanding. -- Sarah Brew interesting and fabulously well-researched historical mystery. I loved this story. What is so that the whole story was conceived from local historical events. -- Jill Murphy The uncovering of domestic heroism and the little tragedies that contributed to the delivery of a remote public building is surprisingly moving. -- Charlie Farrow Historical Novel Society

About the Author

Helen Watts

Helen Watts is a writer, editor and publisher. Her experience spans magazine, book and online publishing for children and teachers and she has written and produced fiction, non-fiction and classroom resources on a vast range of topics - from The Olympic Games and the football World Cup to cyber-bullying and teenage fashion. Helen is also the Schools Coordinator for the Stratford-upon-Avon Literary Festival.

She is married with two children – Jack and Georgia - and lives in Warwickshire.

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272 pages
Interest Age: from 12


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Publication date

11th September 2014



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