Barrington Stoke

The Clockwork Queen

By Peter Bunzl - Published 2022

Genres:

Children/Young Adult

18th-century St Petersburg, Russia. The autocratic Empress, Catherine the Great, has summoned the grandmaster of chess, Mr. Peshka, to teach her unstable son ...Read Review

Resist

By Tom Clohosy Cole (illus.) - By Tom Palmer - Published 2022

Genres:

Children/Young Adult

Inspired by the teenage years of Audrey Hepburn, this story is set in the Nazi-occupied town of Velp in the Netherlands. Under a ...Read Review

The Ghost Garden

By Emma Carroll - Published 2021

Genres:

Children/Young Adult

In the summer of 1914 World War I is imminent. The protagonist Fran is the daughter of an under gardener at Longbarrow House, a ...Read Review

The Tide Singer

By Eloise Williams - Published 2022

Genres:

Children/Young Adult

Morwenna works with her Da in the small Welsh seaside town of Carregton Crow, where their family have owned the funeral parlour for ...Read Review

Fagin’s Girl

By Karen McCombie - Published 2022

Genres:

Children/Young Adult

Joe and Ettie Shaw are poor children. They live with their parents. But early in the book both mother and father die. Ettie’...Read Review

The Mermaid in the Millpond

By Lucy Strange - By Pam Smy (illus.) - Published 2022

Genres:

Children/YA

‘Sometimes the only way to save yourself is to save someone else’ is the theme that flows through this mystical story set during ...Read Review

The Royal Rebel: The Life of Suffragette Princess Sophia Duleep Singh

By Bali Rai - By Rachael Dean (illus.) - Published 2021

Genres:

Biographical FictionChildren/YA

Subtitled ‘The Life of Suffragette Princess Sophia Duleep Singh,’ this book relates this remarkable true story from the protagonist’s point of view. ...Read Review

Queen of the Silver Arrow

By Caroline Lawrence - Published 2016

Genres:

Children/Young Adult

Acca has grown up fascinated by the story of the princess who was hurled across a river tied to a spear. She has ...Read Review