Published in 2018

• Scholastic UK
• Kate Shaw, The Shaw Agency
• Sold in multiple territories including Germany and Poland
• Longlisted for the Blue Peter Book Awards 2018
• Shortlisted for the BAMB Reader’s Award 2018
• Shortlisted for the Waterstones Children’s Book Prize 2019

This is an unputdownable Victoriana adventure with characters that are vivid and most refreshing in their portrayal of gender roles … A real edge-of-your-seat romp that travels with lightning speed.
Book Trust

Vashti Hardy

Vashti lives near Brighton with her husband and three teens. She has an MA in Creative Writing from the University of Chichester. After leaving teaching to focus on her writing, she became a copywriter and digital marketing executive. Vashti has always had a special interest in children’s writing, especially free-writing and the use of journals in creating fantasy worlds.


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