10 Aug Alfie Bloom and the Secrets of Hexbridge Castle – Gabrielle Kent
Alfie Bloom and the Secrets of Hexbridge Castle
Published in 2015
• Scholastic UK
• Hannah Sheppard, DHH Literary Agency
• Three-book deal
• Sold in seven territories
• Shortlisted for The Cumbria Spellbinding Book Award
• Shortlisted for the Stockport Book Award
• Shortlisted for Weald Award
Has a little of everything, time-travel, magic, mystery and an enigmatic butler! It is a satisfying story of good versus evil and little versus big that will resonate with young readers. The characters are affable and adventurous … well-paced story-telling will keep you hooked to the end.
Gabrielle teaches computer games development at Teesside University. She has always loved exploring castles and in 2006 she visited Castle Coch in Wales. As she looked at a carving of The Fates over one of the fireplaces, an idea for a story crept into her head. When she got home she started typing the story of Alfie Bloom, the boy who inherited a castle. She has now written three in the series.