Abandoned as a baby, Stephen had nearly given up hope of ever finding his family. This epic adventure follows his change in fortunes as he receives an unexpected letter from a strange source and sets off on an unforgettable journey. From a drab room in London, where the rain comfirms the greyness of his life, Stephen travels to a Cornish Valley; remote, exquisitely beautiful and heavy with secrets.
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A perfectly paced tale ... full of intrigue * Waterstone's Books Quarterly * A book to educate as well as entertain * The Northern Echo * An original and magical book, something special that will stay with you long after you have finished reading ... one of the most captivating novels that you are ever likely to read ... Unforgettable. Here we have a masterpiece that is a privilege to read * Sunday Morning Post * The Valley of Secrets is an immaculate mystery story, but it is also a masterpiece of the imagination that tackles issues that we should all be thinking about * South China Morning Post * A must for readers of all ages who wish to be swept along on a tide of imagination mingled with mystery * North Devon Journal * One of those rare stories which can be enjoyed by both children and adults * Newbury Weekly News * Beguiling ... This well-researched, beautifully illustrated book glistens with original and delightful details. * Time Out * There's much to like about The Valley of Secrets ... Christopher Crump's truly stunning pen and ink illustrations add to the old-fashioned air ... I get a real sense that, buried deep in these pages, is a true children's classic ... this book has that indefinable something * The Guardian * Breathtaking . . . from the the beauty of Cornwall to the depths of the Amazon basin bringing many surprises along the way. * Family Interest Magazine * Totally absorbing. I loved it. * the Sunday Telegraph * Conjures up the hidden magic of nature . . . As well as movingly exploring loneliness, foreignness and friendship, the novel is a paean to the powers of storytelling . . . This well-researched, beautifully illustrated book glistens with original and delightful details. * Time Out, London *
About Charmian Hussey
Charmian Hussey began her career modelling clothes for top couture and fashion houses in London. Later she trained as an archaeologist, originally studing at the University of London, Institute of Archaeology and working on excavations in Great Britain and the Middle East. On her return from two years work and research in Turkey she imported an ancient breed of Turkish dogs - now known in the United Kingdom as Anatolian Karabash
Valley of Secrets by Charmian Hussey
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Hachette Children's Group
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