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Katherine Woodfine - Author

About the Author

Katherine Woodfine was born in Lancashire in 1983, and studied English at Bristol University. She lives in London and since 2009 has worked for the literature charity Booktrust, where she is a children's book specialist and project manager of the Children's Laureate, working with leading children's authors such as Malorie Blackman, Julia Donaldson and Anthony Browne.

Featured books by Katherine Woodfine

The Painted Dragon

The Painted Dragon

9+ readers 11+ readers

Author: Katherine Woodfine Format: Paperback Release Date: 09/02/2017

Perfect for fans of Chris Riddell's Goth Girl series, Enid Blyton and Robin Stevens's Murder Most Unladylike series.

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The Mystery of the Jewelled Moth

The Mystery of the Jewelled Moth

9+ readers 11+ readers

Author: Katherine Woodfine Format: Paperback Release Date: 25/02/2016

A follow up to the novel, The Mystery of the Clockwork Sparrow. Cover and interior illustrations by Julia Sarda. 

Other books by Katherine Woodfine

Awesomely Austen - Illustrated and Retold: Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice

Awesomely Austen - Illustrated and Retold: Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice

Author: Katherine Woodfine, Jane Austen Illustrator: Eglantine Ceulemans Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/02/2022

A fresh, funny and accessible retelling of Jane Austen's best-known story, with witty black and white illustrations throughout. Elizabeth Bennet is the second eldest in a family of five daughters. Although their mother is very keen to see them all married to wealthy men, Elizabeth is determined that she will only ever marry for love. At a ball, Elizabeth meets Mr Darcy, who at first she believes is proud and haughty. But perhaps there is more to him than first meets the eye... Katherine Woodfine is best known for her historical series, The Sinclair Mysteries, which includes The Clockwork Sparrow. A huge fan of Jane Austen from a young age, she's perfectly placed to bring the Bennet sisters to a new audience. Eglantine Ceulemans captures all of Austen's satire and wit, bringing her colourful casts to life with warm and funny black and white illustrations. Illustrated and retold editions are also available for: Emma, Persuasion, Sense and Sensibility, Mansfield Park and Northanger Abbey. The perfect way to discover Austen for the first time, this bright and bold collection features some of the most inspiring and famous heroines in English literature. For readers aged eight and up.

Nightfall in New York

Nightfall in New York

Author: Katherine Woodfine Illustrator: Karl James Mountford Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/07/2021

The fourth and final adventure in the brilliant Taylor & Rose series by bestselling author, Katherine Woodfine. For fans of The Sinclair Mysteries and Murder Most Unladylike series Top secret agents, Sophie Taylor and Lil Rose have set sail to New York City on an elegant ocean liner, ready to face their enemies and settle old scores. These two brave friends will need all of their detective skills, courage and derring-do as they race against time to rescue a beloved friend ...

Villains in Venice (Taylor and Rose Secret Agents 3)

Villains in Venice (Taylor and Rose Secret Agents 3)

Author: Katherine Woodfine Illustrator: Karl James Mountford Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/08/2020

Get set for another incredible adventure with secret agents extraordinaire, Miss Sophie Taylor and Miss Lillian Rose! After the dramatic events of their mission to St Petersburg, Sophie and Lil know the truth - there's a double-agent at work at the Secret Service Bureau. Whilst Lil pursues a dangerous line of enquiry in London, Sophie must set out on a new mission to Venice, following a twisted trail to discover long-buried secrets. But there are villains lurking amongst the city's piazzas, canals and crumbling palaces, and in the shadows an old enemy lies in wait...

Awesomely Austen - Illustrated and Retold: Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice

Awesomely Austen - Illustrated and Retold: Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice

Author: Katherine Woodfine, Jane Austen Illustrator: Eglantine Ceulemans Format: Hardback Release Date: 17/10/2019

A fresh, funny and accessible retelling of Jane Austen's best-known story, with witty black and white illustrations throughout. Elizabeth Bennet is the second eldest in a family of five daughters. Although their mother is very keen to see them all married to wealthy men, Elizabeth is determined that she will only ever marry for love. At a ball, Elizabeth meets Mr Darcy, who at first she believes is proud and haughty. But perhaps there is more to him than first meets the eye... Katherine Woodfine is best known for her historical series, The Sinclair Mysteries, which includes The Clockwork Sparrow. A huge fan of Jane Austen from a young age, she's perfectly placed to bring the Bennet sisters to a new audience. Eglantine Ceulemans captures all of Austen's satire and wit, bringing her colourful casts to life with warm and funny black and white illustrations. Illustrated and retold editions are also available for: Emma, Persuasion, Sense and Sensibility, Mansfield Park and Northanger Abbey. The perfect way to discover Austen for the first time, this bright and bold collection features some of the most inspiring and famous heroines in English literature. For readers aged eight and up.

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