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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

A Dancer's Dream

A Dancer's Dream

Author: Katherine Woodfine Format: Hardback Release Date: 29/10/2020

In snow white covered St. Petersberg, young dancer Stana's dreams have finally come true - she has been chosen to play the lead role in Tchaikovsky's new ballet, The Nutcracker. But with all eyes looking at her, can Stana overcome her nerves and dance like she's never danced before... From the author of the bestselling The Sinclair Mysteries, Katherine Woodfine, and Waterstone's Book Prize winner, Lizzy Stewart, this sumptuous and magical retelling of The Nutcracker will transport you on a journey fay beyond the page. A Dancer's Dream is the prefect Christmas gift for old and young alike.

Villains in Venice (Taylor and Rose Secret Agents 3)

Villains in Venice (Taylor and Rose Secret Agents 3)

Author: Katherine Woodfine 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 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.

Spies in St. Petersburg

Spies in St. Petersburg

Author: Katherine Woodfine Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/05/2019

With Sophie still missing in action after their explosive mission in Paris, Lil decides to take matters into her own hands. On a new mission for the Secret Service Bureau, can Lil find Sophie in misty, mysterious St Petersburg? Can they uncover the identity of their true enemy and can they trust anyone - even the Bureau? It's time for Sophie and Lil to put their spy skills to the test. Read the first book in the TAYLOR AND ROSE SECRET AGENTS series: PERIL IN PARIS Don't miss The SINCLAIR'S MYSTERIES series: THE CLOCKWORK SPARROW THE JEWELLED MOTH THE PAINTED DRAGON THE MIDNIGHT PEACOCK Perfect for fans of Robin Stevens' Murder Most Unladylike series, Katherine Rundell and Emma Carroll.

Peril in Paris

Peril in Paris

Author: Katherine Woodfine Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 07/03/2019

The Painted Dragon

The Painted Dragon

Author: Katherine Woodfine Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 25/10/2018

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