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Emma Carroll

  • 5 stars across 19 books
    Emma Carroll is a secondary school English teacher. She has also worked  as a news reporter, an avocado picker and the person who punches holes  into filofax paper. She recently graduated with distinction from Bath  Spa University's MA in Writing For Young People. The Girl Who Walked on Air is Emma's second novel. She lives in the Somerset hills with her husband and two terriers.

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    1st June 2017

    Letters from the Lighthouse

    From the queen of historical fiction, Letters From the Lighthouse by Emma Carroll is a stunningly evocative wartime dram... More

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    2nd August 2018

    Secrets of a Sun King

    London, 1922. A discovery from ancient Egypt . . . A cursed package . . . The untold story of a young pharaoh . . . W... More

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    4th January 2018

    Sky Chasers

    Prepare to be swept up, up and away on this high-flying adventure from the queen of historical fiction, ... More

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    3rd October 2019

    The Somerset Tsunami

    A sinking boat. A girl in disguise. A disappearing sea. When Fortune Sharpe carves a boat from a tree with her beloved ... More

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    7th January 2021

    The Ghost Garden

    SUMMER 1914 When Fran uncovers a bone in the garden of Longbarrow House on the same afternoon that Leo breaks... More

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    7th July 2016

    Strange Star

    From the queen of historical fiction, a thrilling, deliciously creepy story that is sure to freeze your blood . . . The... More

    (10 reviews)
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    3rd October 2013

    Frost Hollow Hall

    The gates to Frost Hollow Hall loomed before us. They were great tall things, the ironwork all twisted leaves and queer... More

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    7th August 2014

    The Girl Who Walked On Air

    From the queen of historical fiction, The Girl Who Walked On Air by Emma Carroll is an enchanting historical adventure f... More

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    7th February 2019

    When we were Warriors

    A body washed up on the beach... Evacuation to an old house with forbidden rooms and dark secrets... An animal rescue se... More

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    2nd July 2015

    In Darkling Wood

    The end of the war . . . Two hopeful sisters . . . A magical wood . . . 'You're telling me there are fairies in this w... More

    (6 reviews)
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      When we were Warriors

      Life is looking pretty bleak with the threat of invasion and the air raids.  That is what Stanley thinks from the start but when he is moved to Frost...

    • Letters from the Lighthouse

      Letters from the Lighthouse

      by Kepps11

      All the books by Emma Carroll are so well written and are perfect to share with upper Key Stage 2 children. The way her novels link to key historical...

    • Letters from the Lighthouse

      Letters from the Lighthouse

      I loved this book, it started off me wanting to read more all the time and the twist at the end shocked me and I loved it I wish the book never ended...

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