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F. E. Higgins - Author

About the Author

F E (Fiona) Higgins is a first time author, who has been described as “a rising star” of children’s literature, and mum of a four-year-old daughter
Before becoming a full-time writer, she trained as a teacher and taught in Primary Schools in London until the year 2000; other jobs including starting a home Internet business followed. Fiona had a number of shorter stories published and produced several full-length books which didn’t get published. 
Her first book, “The Black Book of Secrets” has been published to great acclaim and has been nominated for the prestigious Waterstone’s Children’s Book Prize.

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The Lunatic's Curse

The Lunatic's Curse

Author: F. E. Higgins Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/03/2011

Deep within the heart of the Moiraean Mountains lies the town of Opum Oppidulum - home to the freezing Lake Beluarum and it's rumoured monster. An inescapable asylum stands in the centre of the lake, enclosed by the sheer cliffs of Drop Rock island. When Ambrose Grammaticus, famous inventor and master engineer, viciously attacks his own son, Rex, he is hauled to the island and imprisoned. Rex knows his evil stepmother, Acantha, is behind his father's 'madness', but how can he prove it? Only the asylum holds the answers ...A savage story of treachery, lunacy, greed, revenge and pure unadulterated wickedness.

The Black Book of Secrets

The Black Book of Secrets

Author: F. E. Higgins Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/05/2010

When Ludlow Fitch's parents cruelly betray him, he steals away on the back of a carriage and leaves behind the stinking City. He arrives in the dead of night at a remote village, where he crosses paths with the tall and limping figure of Joe Zabbidou - a pawnbroker with a difference. For Joe trades secrets, not goods, for cash. Ludlow is employed to record the villagers' fiendish confessions in The Black Book of Secrets. Bodysnatching; thievery; murder. The people of Pagus Parvus have much to hide. But is Ludlow Fitch ready to release his own skeletons? And will he ever learn to trust his mysterious master?

The Eyeball Collector

The Eyeball Collector

Author: F. E. Higgins Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/04/2010

When his butterfly-collector father is swindled to within an inch of his life, a vengeful Hector leaves the city of Urbs Umida in pursuit of a fiendish villain with a glass eye. The trail leads to Withypitts Hall, a forbidding Gothic mansion as warped as its inhabitants and their secret schemes. Soon Hector finds himself embroiled in mysterious deeds more poisonous than his worst imaginings, but every twist and turn brings him closer to his revenge . . .

The Eyeball Collector

The Eyeball Collector

Author: F. E. Higgins Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/06/2009

When his butterfly-collector father is swindled to within an inch of his life, a vengeful Hector leaves the city of Urbs Umida in pursuit of a fiendish villain with a glass eye. The trail leads to Withypitts Hall, a forbidding Gothic mansion as warped as its inhabitants and their secret schemes. Soon Hector finds himself embroiled in mysterious deeds more poisonous than his worst imaginings, but every twist and turn brings him closer to his revenge . . . The third dark and diabolical book from a devilishly talented author.

The Bone Magician

The Bone Magician

Author: F. E. Higgins Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/06/2009

Since his father disappeared under a dark cloud of scandal, Pin Carpue has been alone in the world. His work for the local undertaker keeps him busy, but his life is bleak. Then Pin encounters the Bone Magician, a man who can raise corpses and make the dead speak. As Pin pieces together the secrets of Bone Magic, his own life becomes fraught with grave danger . . .

The Black Book of Secrets

The Black Book of Secrets

Author: F. E. Higgins Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/09/2007

When Ludlow Fitch's parents cruelly betray him, he steals away on the back of a carriage and leaves behind the stinking City. He arrives in the dead of night at a remote village, where he crosses paths with the tall and limping figure of Joe Zabbidou - a pawnbroker with a difference. For Joe trades secrets, not goods, for cash. Ludlow is employed to record the villagers' fiendish confessions in The Black Book of Secrets. Bodysnatching; thievery; murder. The people of Pagus Parvus have much to hide. But is Ludlow Fitch ready to release his own skeletons? And will he ever learn to trust his mysterious master?

The Black Book of Secrets

The Black Book of Secrets

Author: F. E. Higgins Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/01/2007

'Wonderful. Anyone looking for the next big thing has come to the right place. Higgins has created a uniquely grim fantasy world that more than holds its own with Dickens or Peake. Her characters are brilliantly realised and the story grabs at the reader with hooked talons' Eoin Colfer. When Ludlow Fitch's parents cruelly betray him, he steals away on the back of a carriage and leaves behind the stinking City. He arrives in the dead of night at a remote village, where he crosses paths with the tall and limping figure of Joe Zabbidou - a pawnbroker with a difference. For Joe trades secrets, not goods, for cash. Employed as Joe's assistant, Ludlow records the villagers' fiendish confessions in an ancient leather-bound volume: The Black Book of Secrets. There's the gravedigger who has been resurrecting bodies; the butcher who made a mouse-meat pie for his bullying father, with fatal consequences; the wizened bookseller who went to murderous lengths to get her hands on a priceless tome. Ludlow longs to trust his mysterious master, but he senses Joe has much to hide. But then Ludlow Fitch has his own, very dark, secrets . . .

The Black Book of Secrets

The Black Book of Secrets

Author: F. E. Higgins Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/05/1970

Perfect for teaching: multiple narrative perspectives stories within a story theme of moral dilemmas. Waterstone's Children's Book Prize Shortlist.

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