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Laura Wood

  • 5 stars across 20 books
    Laura Wood Biography
    Dr Laura Wood is an academic and writer. She is the winner of the Montegrappa Scholastic Prize for New Children's Writing and the author of the Poppy Pym series.
     
    Laura loves Georgette Heyer novels, Fred Astaire films, travelling to far flung places, recipe books, poetry, cosy woollen jumpers, Edith Nesbit, crisp autumn leaves, new stationery, sensation fiction, salted caramel, feminism, Rufus Sewell's cheek-bones, dogs, and drinking lashings of ginger beer.
    3rd September 2015

    Poppy Pym and the Pharaoh's Curse

    Winner of the Scholastic Montegrappa Prize for New Children's Writing = Poppy Pym has grown up in the circu... More

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    1st September 2016

    Poppy Pym and the Double Jinx

    The second book in the Poppy Pym series from the Winner of the Scholastic Montegrappa Prize for New Chil... More

    (12 reviews)
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    3rd January 2019

    Vote For Effie

    Shortlisted for the Blue Peter Book Awards 2020. Join Effie Kostas as she fights to become Stude... More

    (11 reviews)
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    5th July 2018

    A Sky Painted Gold

    "Gorgeous inside and out" The BookActivist A gorgeously dreamy coming-of-age romance set against ... More

    (4 reviews)
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    7th January 2021

    Effie the Rebel

    Effie is changing the world, one classroom at a time. Dark forces are at work at Highworth Grange school: the ... More

    (4 reviews)
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    4th May 2017

    Poppy Pym and the Secret of Smuggler's Cove

    Winner of the Scholastic Montegrappa Prize for New Children's Writing = Poppy is thrilled that they're spen... More

    (2 reviews)
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    2nd November 2017

    Poppy Pym and the Beastly Blizzard

    When a mysterious runaway van crashes into St Smithen's on the first day of the new school year, Poppy knows it's ... More

    (2 reviews)
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    4th July 2019

    Under A Dancing Star

    In grey, 1930s England, Bea has grown up kicking against the conventions of the time, all the while knowing that s... More

    (2 reviews)
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    4th March 2021

    The Animals of Madame Malone's Music Hall

    Summer by the seaside isn't working out as Callie hoped. Instead of enjoying sunshine and ice cream, she's stuck he... More

    (2 reviews)
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    1st October 2020

    A Snowfall of Silver

    A snow-dusted love story. In the Autumn of 1931, eighteen-year-old Freya Trevelyan runs away from ... More

    (1 review)
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