You are cordially invited to attend the Grand Opening of Sinclair’s department store!
After the death of her father genteel young lady Miss Sophie Taylor must seek employment. She’s thrilled to join the staff at Sinclair’s, the most beautiful department store in London – and consequently – the whole world. There she enters a world of bonbons, hats, perfumes and Mystery around every corner.
Working at Sinclair’s, Sophie makes lots of new friends: glamorous aspiring actress, Lil, serial paper obsessed Billy, and Joe – who is on the run from underworld criminals.
When the priceless Clockwork Sparrow is stolen from Sinclair’s grand opening exhibition, it is up to Sophie and her friends to bring the Dastardly villains to justice…
The Mystery of the Clockwork Sparrow is the first book in a sumptuous mystery-adventure fiction series for readers aged 10+. Fast-paced and compelling with gorgeous period detail, join Sophie, Lil and Billy on a splendid adventure. Enid Blyton fans will love The Mystery of the Clockwork Sparrow.
The 4th of June 2015 marks the exciting release date of a new mystery adventure!
I have recently started to read this book by the lovely Katherine Woodfine and I am completely hooked! And just look at the cover! So pretty!
I was so happy when the brilliant Maggie from Egmont contacted me to ask me if I would like to feature one of a few short videos of Katherine talking about what inspired her to write The Mystery of the Clockwork Sparrow!
I’m so excited to be able to share this on Tales today so thank you to Maggie and the team for asking me and of course Katherine for letting us get a glimpse into her world!
Look out for more videos popping up over the blogosphere between now and the 4th June! So exciting!
Without further ado…..
About Katherine Woodfine
Katherine Woodfine is Arts Project Manager at Booktrust, the UK’s most prominent literacy charity. She is a true champion of children’s literature and throughout her time at Booktrust has project-managed the Children’s Laureateship and worked on a huge range of other children’s book prizes and initiatives, including YALC 2014, the UK’s first Young Adult Literature Convention, curated by Malorie Blackman.
She has reviewed and recommended children’s titles online, in print and on the radio as part of the founding team at Down the Rabbit Hole, a monthly show for Resonance FM discussing children’s literature. She lives in London.
Follow Katherine on Twitter @followtheyellow.
Or check out Katherine’s website – http://followtheyellow.co.uk/
You can buy this book here!
Also check out Katherine’s brilliant article in the Guardian too – here
Keep up to date with Egmont too!
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You can also follow the rest of the blog tour here and follow the trail of Katherine’s awesome videos 🙂
Saturday 23rd May – Library Mice
Monday 25th May – YA Yeah Yeah
[Art work to follow]
Tuesday 26th May – Overflowing Library
Wednesday 27th May – Middle Grade Strikes Back
Thursday 28th May – Winged Reviews
Friday 29th May – Snuggling on the Sofa
Saturday 30th May – YA Shot
Monday 1st June – Egmont – Special Announcement!
Tuesday 2nd June – Playing by the Book
Wednesday 3rd June – George Lester Reads
Thursday 4th June – Chouchett Blog
You can also check out another fab guest post from Katherine about Being An Edwardian Debutante here
Will you be buying The Mystery of the Clockwork Sparrow? Have you already read the book? I would LOVE to hear from you! Why not leave me a comment using the reply button at the top of the post or tweet me on twitter using @chelleytoy !