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The Considine Curse

Written by Gareth P. Jones

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Winner of the Blue Peter Book of the Year 2012.

A hair-raising family adventure that will have you howling with enjoyment from author of the equally funny The Thornthwaite Inheritance and the Ninja Meerkats series!

Gareth P Jones comments on his Blue Peter Best Book of the Year 2012 win: ‘I am beyond thrilled to have won the Blue Peter Book of the Year for The Considine Curse. Blue Peter is a national institution which I have watched since I was a child and so this is a tremendous honour. Getting a positive response to a book from just one person feels like a pat on the back, so winning a national award like this is like being whacked between the shoulder blades by an entire army... in a good way.’

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The Considine Curse Synopsis

Winner of the Blue Peter Book of the Year 2012.

Fourteen-year-old Mariel returns to England for her grandmother's funeral. It is the first time she has been back since she emigrated with her mother as a baby, and it is the beginning of the uncovering of some really extraordinary truths about the Considine family. Why did Mariel's mum argue with Grandma all those years ago? Why does Amelia wear so much perfume? Why is there a very large cat flap in Louvre House? Why does Gerald seem scared of his brother's appetite? Did Grandma Considine really break her neck falling down the stairs? And most importantly, what is the dark secret that lies at the heart of the family?

The Considine Curse Press Reviews

Praise for The Thornthwaite Inheritance:

'Beautifully simple comic ideas that children instantly love ... This is a book certain to make family holidays go with a bang' - The Times

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ISBN: 9781408811511
Publication date: 02/08/2011
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781408811511
Publication date: 2nd August 2011
Author: Gareth P. Jones
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 208 pages
Suitable for: 11+ readers, 9+ readers
Genres: General Fiction
Recommendations: eBooks

About Gareth P. Jones

Gareth first started writing when he was very young but it wasn’t until he was in his early twenties that he completed his first novel. Having had it universally rejected, he wrote a novel for children called Who Killed Charlie Twig, which received an equally unimpressed reception and remains rightly unpublished to this day. Some years passed during which Gareth met his future wife, Lisa and began a career in TV. Working on shows such as 'The Big Breakfast' and 'Richard & Judy', he became side-tracked from his book writing ambitions until one day he found himself having ...

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