Valley of Secrets

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What to expect

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 confirms the greyness of his life, Stephen travels to a Cornish Valley; remote, exquisitely beautiful and heavy with secrets.

(P) Hodder Children’s Books 2004

Critics Review

  • 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

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