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Lyn Gardner

  • 5 stars across 17 books
Lyn Gardner was born in London. A theatre critic on The Guardian, she goes to the theatre five or six nights a week, which should leave no time for writing books at all. Prior to joining The Guardian she was a tea lady, a waitress, sold (or failed to sell) advertising space for a magazine called Sludge, wrote for The Independent and helped found the London listings magazine, City Limits, the largest publishing co-op in Europe. She and her two daughters have one venerable goldfish (there were two, but one came to a tragic end) and a horse-who is the most demanding, temperamental and expensive member of the family.
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... MoreRose Campion and the Curse of the Doomstone

(16 reviews) Review
7th April 2016

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... MoreRose Campion and the Stolen Secret

(9 reviews) Review
3rd October 2019

Rose Campion and the Christmas Mystery

It's pantomime season at Campions' Palace of Varieties and Wonders - but Rose Campion and her friends have more to worry... MoreRose Campion and the Christmas Mystery

(3 reviews) Review
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... MoreOlivia's Enchanted Summer

(2 reviews) Review
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... MoreOlivia's Curtain Call

(0 reviews) Review
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... MoreOut of the Woods

(0 reviews) Review
7th March 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... MoreOlivia and the Great Escape

(0 reviews) Review
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 ... MoreFright in the Night

(0 reviews) Review
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... MoreRaiders of the Lost Shark

(0 reviews) Review
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... MoreOlivia and the Movie Stars

(0 reviews) Review
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