The Secret Life Of Daisy Fitzjohn

Author: Tania Unsworth
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  • : $19.99(NZD)
  • : 9781444010268
  • : Hachette Children's Group
  • : Orion Children's Books (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
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  • : February 2016
  • : 198mm X 130mm X 15mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : May 2016
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Description

11 year old Daisy has never seen the outside world. She has lived with her mother in their family home, the splendid but crumbling Brightwood Hall. But when one day her mother doesn't come home and a strange man arrives at the house, Daisy must use her wits to survive. This enthralling story of a young girl's physical and mental journey is beautifully imagined by Tania Unsworth, and readers will be completely transported by the unique magic of Daisy's world.

Reviews

A proper page-turning thriller ... It starts off like a children's book. Daisy lives a sheltered life with her backstoried mum, and likes to talk to topiary. Quickly, though, the fanciful plot develops a sub-zero chill. Daisy's mum disappears. A stranger appears. Your blood runs cold when he works out that no one knows of Daisy's existence. There ensues an almighty battle of wits; it won't spoil the ending to note that the climax is violent, but satisfying. The Observer Absorbing and compelling The Bookbag An exciting new adventure for younger readers Sunday Express It's fascinating, original and a very satisfying book for confident readers South Wales Echo This enthralling story of a young girl's physical and mental journey is wonderfully imagined by Tania Unsworth, with echoes of the writing of Eva Ibbotson and Joan Aiken, readers will be completely transported by the unique magic of Daisy's world. Surrey Advertiser This unique tale of a girl facing the danger of a strange man, isolated from everyone, with only her wits and her imagined conversations to help her, this is definitely a story that's worth reading The Whispering of the Pages