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Siobhan Rowden - Author

About the Author

Siobhan Rowden was born in Scotland, and brought up in England. She comes from a large Irish family with four older brothers.

Siobhan spent time as a holiday rep in Greece and at Disney World in Florida before eventually studying English at Middlesex University. After graduating she worked for several years at a post production company in London. She then left paid employment to work even harder bringing up her three children. Becoming a mum inspired her to start writing for children. The Curse of the Bogle’s Beard is her first novel, and was published by Scholastic in May 2012. The sequel, The Revenge of the Ballybogs, is out in October 2012.

Siobhan currently lives in Hove with her husband and children.

Featured books by Siobhan Rowden

The Curse of the Bogle's Beard

The Curse of the Bogle's Beard

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Author: Siobhan Rowden Format: Paperback Release Date: 03/05/2012

The proud ruler of a vast pickling empire, Granny Hogsflesh hides some strange-smelling secrets. Everything in her mansion stinks of vinegar and is a hideous shade of purple – including Granny herself. When Barnaby is forced to go and live with Granny after his father’s mysterious disappearance, he quickly realises there’s more to her pickling kingdom than meets the eye. Is she behind what happened to his dad, who, burping and slurping, vanished into the night? Or are some wicked bog-monsters to blame? Soon Barney must infiltrate the disgusting worlds of pickles and monsters to save his family from a sticky ending…

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Other books by Siobhan Rowden

The Curse of the Bogle's Beard

The Curse of the Bogle's Beard

Author: Siobhan Rowden Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/05/2012

There's more than meets the eye to Granny Hogsflesh and her pickling empire, but even Barnaby couldn't have guessed how much more. Nor could he possibly have imagined what actually happened to his dad, who, burping and slurping, mysteriously disappeared into the night...What has Granny done? Enter the hilarious and disgusting world of bogles and pickling with a delightfully eccentric cast and deliciously dark humour.

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