This story is about a little girl named Property Jones, so-called
because she was left in the lost property cupboard of a bookshop
when she was five years old. Property loves living in the bookshop,
but she has a whopper of a secret ... she can't actually read!
So Property doesn't see the newspaper article announcing the chance
to win the Montgomery Book Emporium, the biggest and most magnificent
bookshop in the world! When her family win the competition,
Property finds herself moving to the Emporium, a magical place
filled with floor upon floor of books and a very bad-tempered
cat. But all is not at it seems at the Emporium and soon Property
Jones finds herself in a whole heap of trouble.
Kaye Umansky was born in Plymouth in Devon, England. She went to Teacher's Training College, after which she taught in London primary schools for twelve years, specializing in music and drama. In her spare time, she sang and played keyboards with a semiprofessional soul band. She...More about Ashley King