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Tag: sally gardner

Young Adult

The Double Shadow

Amaryllis can’t remember the first eight years of her existence. Her father insisted it was due to the trauma of losing her mother, yet his life’s work suggests otherwise. In the bluebell woods behind the house stands a picture palace,…

Young Adult

The Door That Led to Where

AJ’s failed all his GCSEs except one; English. He loves disappearing into worlds other than his own. His mother, the Red Lizard, couldn’t care less about him unless he’s bringing money in. When AJ lands an interview at a top…



Tinder is a retelling of the Hans Christian Anderson tale, The Tinderbox, told through the eyes of a soldier who walked away from the horrors of war. The original tale had a soldier too, but in true fairy tale fashion,…

5 Star, Young Adult

Maggot Moon

What if the football hadn’t gone over the wall. What if Hector had never gone looking for it. What if he hadn’t kept the dark secret to himself. What if… Then I suppose I would be telling myself another story….