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A cleverly wrought mystery that entwines the past and the present together in a moving and completely compelling way. The hook for the story – a roadside memorial cross – provides a contemporary and realistic feel to the story alongside some well drawn characters. Sometimes frightening but always completely gripping you’ll soon realise what a good writer Linda Newbery is.
Eleven-year-old Matt Lanchester unwittingly brings the past to life and unravels a mystery when he befriends old Wil and his loyal dog, Jacko.
'Compelling.' - TES
|Publication date:||3rd August 2006|
|Publisher:||Orion Publishing Co|
|Format:||Paperback (b Format)|
|Suitable for:||9+ readers|
Linda Newbery always wanted to be a writer, filling exercise books with stories which she hid in her wardrobe, but only began submitting her work once she became a secondary school teacher. She had her first novel published in 1988 and is now a full-time writer. Linda writes for various age groups and has twice been shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal, for The Shell House and Sisterland and in 2006 won the Costa Children’s Book Award for Set in Stone.Linda lives in a Northamptonshire village with her husband and three cats. She is an active member of the SAS ...More About Linda Newbery
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