Laura Wood

  • 5 stars across 21 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

  The first book in the prize winning mystery series. Poppy Pym has grown up in the circus, taming lions ... MorePoppy Pym and the Pharaoh's Curse

(17 reviews) Review
1st September 2016

Poppy Pym and the Double Jinx

  The second book in the prize winning mystery series. It's Halloween at Saint Smithen's. When th... MorePoppy Pym and the Double Jinx

(12 reviews) Review
3rd January 2019

Vote For Effie

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

(12 reviews) Review
5th July 2018

A Sky Painted Gold

  "Gorgeous inside and out" The BookActivist A gorgeously dreamy coming-of-age romance set against ... MoreA Sky Painted Gold

(5 reviews) Review
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 ... MoreEffie the Rebel

(5 reviews) Review
5th January 2023

The Agency for Scandal

  “The Agency for Scandal is glorious! Clever, funny, charming, and achingly romantic, it is a delight fro... MoreThe Agency for Scandal

(5 reviews) Review
4th July 2019

Under A Dancing Star

  "...it will sweep you into a glorious, romantic summer haze!" - thebookactivist A long, hot Ita... MoreUnder A Dancing Star

(3 reviews) Review
6th January 2022

Pride and Prejudice: A Retelling

Elizabeth Bennet and Mr Darcy’s romance comes to life once more in a stunning and truly accessible retellin... MorePride and Prejudice: A Retelling

(3 reviews) Review
4th May 2017

Poppy Pym and the Secret of Smuggler's Cove

  The third book in the prize winning mystery series. Poppy is thrilled that they're spending the summer ... MorePoppy Pym and the Secret of Smuggler's Cove

(2 reviews) Review
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 ... MorePoppy Pym and the Beastly Blizzard

(2 reviews) Review
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