When Fran uncovers a bone in the garden of Longbarrow House on the same afternoon that Leo breaks his leg, it is just the first in a series of strange and unsettling coincidences.
Leo is left immobilised for the rest of the summer and Fran is roped in to keep him company, forced to listen to his foolish theories about the looming threat of war in Europe.
Suddenly the garden she has loved all her life seems to hold threatening shadows of the future, and Fran starts to fear what she and Leo might find next ...
Queen of Historical Fiction, Emma Carroll, makes her Barrington Stoke debut with a powerful, evocative, and spine-tingling story of childhood on the brink of war.
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Emma Carroll is a bestselling middle-grade author, the “Queen of historical fiction” according to BookTrust, and a favourite with children, teachers and critics.
Emma started out as a secondary school teacher but has also worked as a news reporter, an avocado picker and the person who punches holes into filofax paper and is now a full-time writer.