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A Secret in Time

Written by Sally Nicholls

Illustrated by Rachael Dean

Part of the In Time Series

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A Secret in Time Synopsis

Alex and Ruby are back in their fourth time-slip adventure, tumbling back into 1947! From multi-award-winning author Sally Nicholls comes another brilliant action-packed adventure for 7+ readers, beautifully illustrated by Rachael Dean.

When siblings Alex and Ruby tumble back through the mirror, they find themselves in the freezing-cold winter of 1947. Food is scarce in the aftermath of the Second World War and life at Applecott House is hard. As Alex and Ruby discover they must solve the mystery of a missing family heirloom to ever have hopes of returning home, their adventure takes them trekking across the snow and treacherous ice on a perilous treasure hunt. Will they make it home and back to the present day or will they be stuck in 1947? Full of action and humour and featuring exciting black-and-white illustrations throughout, this is another superb time-slip story which brilliantly brings history to life as part of an adventure. 

A Secret in Time Press Reviews

'A clever vehicle for introducing the differences between then and now in an accessible way, with a fast-paced plot and a lovely spooky ending' - The Times on A Chase in Time

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ISBN: 9780857639141
Publication date: 07/10/2021
Publisher: Nosy Crow Ltd
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780857639141
Publication date: 7th October 2021
Author: Sally Nicholls
Illustrator: Rachael Dean
Publisher: Nosy Crow Ltd
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 208 pages
Suitable for: 7+ readers
Genres: Adventure Stories, Festive Fiction

About Sally Nicholls

I was born in Stockton-on-Tees, just after midnight, in a thunderstorm. My father died when I was two, and my brother Ian and I were brought up my mother. I always wanted to write - when people asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up, I used to say "I'm going to be a writer" - very definite. I've always loved reading, and I spent most of my childhood trying to make real life as much like a book as possible. My friends and I had a secret club like the Secret Seven, and when I was ...

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