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    The Clockwork Sparrow – Katherine Woodfine

    You are cordially invited to attend the Grand Opening of Sinclair’s department store! Enter a world of bonbons, hats, perfumes and MYSTERIES around every corner. WONDER at the daring theft of the priceless CLOCKWORK SPARROW! TREMBLE as the most DASTARDLY criminals in London enact their wicked plans! GASP as our bold heroines, Miss Sophie Taylor and Miss Lilian Rose, CRACK CODES, DEVOUR ICED BUNS and vow to bring the villians to justice… ​*** Middle grade adventures and mysteries make me happy, and this book really sparked the excitement I used to find from middle grade fiction when I was younger. I absolutely adored going back in time with Katherine Woodfine…

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    Treason (Secrets & Spies #1) – Jo Macauley

    “In the eerie half-light before dawn, the ship drifted through the autumn mist like a restless ghost. John and Will caught their first glimpse of it as they rowed their little boat through the vapoury grey swirls. The brooding turrets of the Tower of London rose out of the haze on their left.” The year is 1664, 60 years since the gunpowder plot was foiled, there has been a return to justice with King Charles II returning to England to rule. Yet not everyone is happy, there are people who need watching on the streets of London and girls like Beth, a 14 year old actress, are perfect to do the watching. No one…