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Mar 11, 2008
| ISBN 9780375849336
| Middle Grade (8-12)
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Mar 11, 2008 | ISBN 9780375849336 | Middle Grade (8-12)
New house, new school, new friends–but Matt Lanchester knows it won’t all be that easy when he moves to the town of Hay-on-Wye. Almost as soon as he arrives, he is drawn into a mystery when he sees a roadside memorial marked by a little wooden cross with the initials M.L. carved into it. His initials! Then he meets Robbo and Tig and Old Wil Jones and his wife, Gwynnie. There’s history here and a well-kept village secret–and Matt is desperate to find out more.
As a child Linda Newbery was a secret writer, filling exercise books with stories that she hid in her wardrobe. Now she is a published author of more than 40 books, mainly children’s and teenage fiction. She has been shortlisted… More about Linda Newbery
Starred review, Publishers Weekly, March 31, 2008:"With its imaginative melding of present-day concerns, good storytelling, lush descriptions of the landscape and even a faithful dog, this novel will ensnare readers.”
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