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  • The Green Bookby Jill Paton Walsh; Lloyd Bloom

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) 2012; US$ 7.99

    Pattie and her family are among the last refugees to flee a dying Earth in an old spaceship. And when the group finally lands on the distant planet which is to be their new home, it seems that the four-year journey has been a success. But as they begin to settle this shiny new world, they discover that the colony is in serious jeopardy. Nothing on... more...

  • A Desert In Bohemiaby Jill Paton Walsh

    Transworld 2011; US$ 14.09

    It is 1945. Somewhere in Central Europe, in the aftermath of violence and confusion, a terrified and bloodstained young woman, Eliska, emerges from the forest to take refuge in an apparently abandoned castle. Soon she is joined by others - the idealistic Jiri, the sinister Slavomir and his partisans, and Count Michael Blansky, who is the castle's... more...

  • The Serpentine Caveby Jill Paton Walsh

    Transworld 2011; US$ 14.09

    When Marion's mother is silenced, first by a stroke, and then by death, she is left confronting the chaotic detritus of a life obsessively devoted to art. she has left it too late to ask the crucial questions about scenes confusedly remembered from her childhood, and above all about the identity of her own father, 'lost in the war'. Out of the hundreds... more...

  • The Attenbury Emeraldsby Jill Paton Walsh

    Hodder & Stoughton 2010; US$ 10.99

    It was 1921 when Lord Peter Wimsey first encountered the Attenbury emeralds. The recovery of the magnificent gem in Lord Attenbury's most dazzling heirloom made headlines - and launched a shell-shocked young aristocrat on his career as a detective. Now it is 1951: a happily married Lord Peter has just shared the secrets of that mystery with... more...

  • A Piece of Justiceby Jill Paton Walsh

    Hodder & Stoughton 2011; US$ 10.99

    Biography is usually a safe profession. Even rather sedate. But more than one biographer has found that writing about the late great mathematician Gideon Summerfield leads to a hasty retreat. Or something more deadly... Imogen Quy, the coolly competent college nurse at St. Agatha's College, Cambridge, first notices the pattern when her enthusiastic... more...

  • The Wyndham Caseby Jill Paton Walsh

    Hodder & Stoughton 2011; US$ 9.99

    The locked library of St Agatha's College, Cambridge houses an unrivalled, and according to certain scholars, deeply uninteresting collection of seventeenth century volumes. It also contains one dead student. Tragic and accidental, of course, even if malicious gossip hints that Philip Skellow had been engaged in stealing books rather than acquiring... more...

  • The Bad Quartoby Jill Paton Walsh

    Hodder & Stoughton 2012; US$ 10.99

    Another foolhardy Cambridge college-climber has died attempting Harding's Folly. This time it's John Talentire, one of the brightest young dons at St Agatha's, and the verdict is accident, compounded by idiocy. But Imogen Quy - her name rhymes with 'why' - can't help wondering how such a clever young man died so stupidly. And when a wildly eccentric... more...

  • Debts of Dishonourby Jill Paton Walsh

    Hodder & Stoughton 2012; US$ 10.99

    Hoping to attract a generous endowment, St Agatha?s College, Cambridge, invites fabulously wealthy Sir Julius Farran to dine. The evening is a disaster for everyone but Imogen Quy: Farran invites her to come and work for him. She declines, but when Farran dies, suddenly and shockingly, she has to look into it. His death left a large hole in his... more...

  • The Late Scholarby Jill Paton Walsh

    Hodder & Stoughton 2013; US$ 10.99

    A new murder mystery featuring Lord Peter Wimsey - now a Duke - and his wife Harriet Vane, set in an Oxford college in the 1950s. Peter Wimsey is pleased to discover that along with a Dukedom he has inherited the duties of 'visitor' at an Oxford college.When the fellows appeal to him to resolve a dispute, he and Harriet set off happily to spend... more...

  • Birdy and the Ghostiesby Jill Paton Walsh; Alan Marks

    Hachette Children's Group 2012; US$ 5.99

    Sometimes, Birdy watches her father row people across the dangerous sea, but when the wrinkled old woman asks to be ferried across, Birdy jumps in too. The woman tells Birdy that she has second sight, but Birdy isn't sure she wants this special gift. However, soon she finds that looking twice at things can bring the most unexpected results . . . ... more...