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The Curse of the Toads

Written by Rebecca Lisle

The Curse of the Toads Synopsis

The year is 1682. A time of watchfulness and distrust. When Reuben's grandmother is accused of witchcraft and hanged he knows he must get away before he becomes the next victim of suspicion. Reuben leaves the safety of his village. On the road Reuben is picked up by the strange Doctor Flyte and his slow-witted assistant, Baggs. The pair seem to offer help and friendship, but in return, Reuben must take part in Flyte's sinister medical show. Is the smooth-mannered Flyte all he seems? What is the truth about Baggs's history? Reuben finds himself involved in a terrifying plot that in the end threatens his own life....

The Curse of the Toads Press Reviews

'a well constructed, engaging and affecting read' * Peter Bramwell * 'Be prepared to squirm with squeamishness, hold your breath in suspense, and giggle along with the dialogue.' * * A well-constructed, engaging and affecting read * Writeaway * Beautifully crafted * Books For Keeps *

Book Information

ISBN: 9780340894477
Publication date: 18th May 2006
Author: Rebecca Lisle
Publisher: Hodder Children's Books an imprint of Hachette Children's Group
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 272 pages

About Rebecca Lisle

Born and educated in Leeds, Rebecca spent her gap year as an au pair in France, where the view from her bedroom window was Mont Blanc! Living in an old chateau, without a TV, Rebecca spent a lot of time writing, to amuse herself and her charges. After university at Newcastle and Oxford, she worked as a teacher - only part time, so that she could fit in a few short stories and some romantic fiction. Marriage in 1985 and having children temporarily halted the writing, but when her three boys were old enough she was at it again. Now living ...

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