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  • The Dolphins of Laurentumby Caroline Lawrence

    Hachette Children's Group 2010; US$ 8.99

    It's October AD 79. The arrival of a ragged man at the Geminus household sets in motion a series of events which take Flavia and her three friends to an opulent villa by the sea at Laurentum, a few miles south of Ostia. Just off the coast is a sunken wreck full of treasure which could be the answer to all their problems. But someone else is after... more...

  • The Twelve Tasks of Flavia Geminaby Caroline Lawrence

    Hachette Children's Group 2010; US$ 8.99

    Mystery and adventure for four young detectives in Ancient Roman times . . . Flavia is suspicious of the new woman in her father's life, Cartilia Poplica. She's certain that Cartilia has an ulterior motive, but to find out the truth Flavia must perform twelve tasks - like the Greek hero Hercules. So begins a thrilling journey, but what will Flavia... more...

  • The Roman Mysteries: From Ostia to Alexandria with Flavia Geminaby Caroline Lawrence

    Hachette Children's Group 2010; US$ 5.99

    From Morocco to Libya, from Ostia to Surrentum - Caroline Lawrence has travelled widely to give the Roman Mysteries unrivalled authenticity among historical novels. Her research trips have yielded a dazzling array of insights that allow Caroline to vividly re-imagine the ancient world and to bring her characters and stories to life. This book gathers... more...

  • Trimalchio's Feast and other mini-mysteriesby Caroline Lawrence

    Hachette Children's Group 2010; US$ 8.99

    Between writing her bestselling novels, Caroline Lawrence has penned several short stories, covering incidents alluded to in the novels, but not dramatised at length. This book brings together mini-mysteries to provide even more coverage of events in the lives of our four detectives during the dangerous, exciting reign of Emperor Titus. Each of these... more...

  • Willy Waggledagger: Chew Bee or Not Chew Beeby Martin Chatterton; Gregory Rogers

    Hardie Grant Books 2011; US$ 7.99

    Could this be the true story behind Shakespeare’s Hamlet? Full of humour and fun that will attract reluctant readers, the Willy Waggledagger series is an excellent recommendation for kids who loved Andy Griffiths. more...

  • Spy for the Queen of Scotsby Theresa Breslin

    RHCP 2012; US$ 9.86

    As lady-in-waiting to Mary, Queen of Scots, the beautiful Ginette - known as Jenny - is the young queen's closest childhood friend. Growing up in the elegant but ruthless French court, surrounded by enemies and traitors - not least the jealous, manipulative Catherine de Medici, and Mary's own scheming half-brother, James - Jenny has always been fiercely... more...

  • Every-Day Dress-Upby Selina Alko

    Random House Children's Books 2011; US$ 16.99

    It's no secret that little girls love playing dress up, but the little girl in this book ditches her princess duds in favor of costumes inspired by great women in history. Now dressing up is an adventure When, every day of the week, I am a daring new dame! From Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor to chef extraordinaire Julia Child to queen of... more...

  • Music on the Bamboo Radioby Martin Booth

    Penguin Books Ltd 1998; US$ 9.86

    Nicholas Highgate, separated from his parents during the Japanese invasion of Hong Kong, is smuggled to the mainland by his Chinese nurse and disguised as a Chinese boy. As he grows to manhood he witnesses the atrocities and deprivations of the Japanese occupation and is himself drawn into the Communist resistance activities. The book ends when the... more...

  • Natasha's Willby Joan Lingard

    Penguin Books Ltd 2000; US$ 12.68

    Natasha's story is set against the background of the Russian Revolution as she and her family flee persecution. Her story is dramatically and cleverly linked with the present as her heirs search for her will. The will can only be found through a trail of literary clues from classic children's books. more...

  • Duty Calls: Dunkirkby James Holland

    Penguin Books Ltd 2011; US$ 9.86

    'YOU WANTED TO SEE SOME ACTION - WELL YOU'RE GOING TO GET IT NOW. YOU'RE GOING TO GET IT NOW ALL RIGHT.' Friday 24th May, 1940 Private Johnny Hawke , aged sixteen, awakens to artillery fire. Hours later, Stukas scream down from the sky. Messerschmit fighters roar towards his regiment. Trucks burst into flames. Now men and mules lay dead... more...