The Gunpowder Plot A Time for Treason by Ann Turnbull


The Gunpowder Plot A Time for Treason by Ann Turnbull

November 1605, London Dark alleys linger with the shadows of unknown figures and the air is thick with whispers and plots. What is going on? Two girls follow a mysterious stranger and stumble across a terrifying plot to destroy the House of Lords, taking countless lives along the way. But will anyone listen to them?


With its authentic and richly described historical background...this story takes the reader right inside the exciting events...readers will will find it easy to identify with their adventures and will be caught up in the thrilling events. -- Sarah Brew Parents in Touch The atmosphere of the plague-ridden city is expertly captured. Irish Examiner I enjoyed this deceptively simple re-telling...The events leading up to the discovery of the Gunpowder Plot are excitingly told. -- Elizabeth Hawksley Historical Novel Society

About the Author

Ann Turnbull

I was born in Hertford, England and brought up in Bexleyheath, which was then in Kent but is now part of Greater London. I have always loved books; my childhood favourites were the Narnia stories by C S Lewis and Kipling’s Jungle Books. By the age of ten I had decided I wanted to be a writer. Paper always seemed to be scarce in those days, but I used to write stories on the unused pages left in old school exercise books, or even on the backs of opened-out envelopes. In my early teens two things happened that helped me to feel like a real writer: my parents bought me my first typewriter – a second-hand Underwood - and I went in for a short story competition and won a place at the Writers’ Summer School at Swanwick in Derbyshire.

After leaving school I worked as a secretary for many years. Later I began training as a teacher, but decided teaching was not for me. However I read children’s novels as part of my course and was inspired to try writing one myself. My first novel was published in 1974, and since then I have written thirty books for children and young people of all ages.

My hobbies are reading, dancing, singing, and walking in the countryside. I am married, with two grown-up children, and now live in Shropshire.

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96 pages
Interest Age: from 7 to 9


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Publication date

11th September 2014



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