A story of family, friendship and mystery from one
of the UK's best-loved writers.
When Scarlet's grandma
goes into a retirement home, she must sort through her belongings
in the cramped flat above a shop in Crouch End, north London.
Here Scarlet comes across a real treasure: a novel that
Gran wrote, imagining the life of a girl just like Scarlet,
who once upon a time lived in the flat and worked in a cake
But as Scarlet reads about Ruby's life in Victorian London, she
begins to realise this is no piece of fiction - Ruby was
A real life, facing real danger - and a mystery that
unravels to the present day.
BOOKS BY KAREN MCCROMBIE
Catching Falling Stars
Life According to Alice B Lovely
Pearl In the Attic
Karen McCombie is the bestselling author of over 80 books for children and teenagers, including the series Ally's World, Angels NextDoor and You, Me and Thing, and has sold over 1 million books worldwide. Before becoming an author she worked for teen magazines such as J17 and Sugar. Originally from Scotland, she lives in London with her husband, young daughtMore about Karen McCombie