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Lyn Gardner

  • 4 stars across 17 books
    Lyn Gardner is the author of Olivia's First Term and the other Olivia books. She was born in London and now lives near Richmond Park with her partner and two daughters. A theatre critic for The Guardian, she goes to the theatre five or six nights a week, which should leave no time for writing books at all. Before she became a journalist, Lyn was a tea lady, a waitress and sold advertising space for a magazine called Sludge. Her ambitions are to learn to tap dance and walk the high wire, but it may have to be the low wire as she is a bit scared of heights!
    2nd February 2017

    Rose Campion and the Curse of the Doomstone

    Business has never been better for Campion's Palace of Variety and Wonders - and the music hall is about to open its doo... More

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    2nd July 2015

    Rose Campion and the Stolen Secret

    Rose was left by her mother at the door of Campion's Palace of Variety and Wonders as a baby. It is her home, and she lo... More

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    7th June 2012

    Olivia's Enchanted Summer

    School's out for summer! Olivia and her friends are going to be spending August in Edinburgh, home to the world-famous F... More

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    4th July 2013

    Olivia's Curtain Call

    Olivia and her friends are auditioning for a production of Romeo and Juliet in the West End. It makes Olivia realise jus... More

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    7th May 2015

    Out of the Woods

    The fun fair is in town! With its clouds of pink candyfloss and whirling big wheel, what child could resist such temptat... More

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    7th February 2013

    Olivia and the Great Escape

    Jack Marvell's latest stunt is to stay up on a high-wire for thirty days and nights. Olivia is worried for her father, b... More

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    2nd October 2014

    Fright in the Night

    The third book in the hilarious GHASTLY MCNASTYS series. Gruesome and Grisly McNasty are sure they know where Captain ... More

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    1st May 2014

    Raiders of the Lost Shark

    The second book in the hilarious THE GHASTLY MCNASTYS series. Grisly and Gruesome McNasty are so scary, even fish cove... More

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    2nd February 2012

    Olivia and the Movie Stars

    The Swan Academy is under threat from closure due to a building development next door. Into this tense atmosphere come C... More

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    1st September 2011

    Olivia Flies High

    Olivia has been invited to New York to perform her innovative Shakespeare on the highwire! She's thrilled and can't wait... More

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    2nd June 2011

    Olivia's First Term

    Olivia is sad and lonely and angry - angry that she's been dumped with her sister, Eel, at her grandmother's school, and... More

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    4th October 2012

    Olivia's Winter Wonderland

    It's winter at the Swan Academy, and that means panto! While Olivia practises being the back end of a horse, everyone el... More

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    1st August 2013

    The Lost Treasure of Little Snoring

    The McNasty twins are horrible. Even fish put their fingers over their eyes when they see the twins coming in their ship... More

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    1st August 2015

    Into the Woods

    Bored while visiting his grandmother for the weekend, Rufus, an ordinary ten-year-old boy, ventures into the nearby wood... More

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    2nd August 2007

    Into the Woods

    Taking inspiration from numerous fairytales and weaving them into a wholly original story, INTO THE WOODS is a whirlwind... More

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    1st August 2010

    Out of the Woods

    The fun fair is in town! With its clouds of pink candyfloss and whirling big wheel, what child could resist such temptat... More

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    1st August 2009

    Out of the Woods

    The fun fair is in town! With its clouds of pink candyfloss and whirling big wheel, what child could resist such temptat... More

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