Mrs. Laetitia Rodd, aged 52, is the widow of an archdeacon who makes her living as a highly discreet private investigator. Her brother, Frederick Tyson, is a criminal barrister living in nearby Highgate with his wife and 10 children. Frederick finds the cases, and Laetitia solves them using her arch intelligence and her immaculate cover as an unsuspecting widow. When a case arises involving the son of the highly connected Sir James Calderstone, Laetitia sets off for Lincolnshire undercover as the family's new governess.
Welcome to the most magical house in London. The family of 11-year-old twins Oz and Lily have inherited it, together with the mysterious shop downstairs. Long ago, the shop's famous chocolate-makers, who also happen to be Oz and Lily's great uncles, were clever sorcerers. Now evil villians are hunting for the secret of their greatest recipe. The terrifying powers of this magic chocolate have the ability to destroy the world. Soon, Oz and Lily are swept into a thrilling battle, helped by an invisible cat, a talking rat, and the ghost of an elephant. It's up to them to stop the villians and keep the magical chocolate recipe out of harm's way.
The Trustees of the Pooh Properties have commissioned four authors to write in the timeless style of A. A. Milne to create a quartet of charming new adventures for Winnie-the-Pooh, Christopher Robin, and their friends. Winter, spring, summer, and fall: Take a trip back to the Hundred Acre Wood with a collection of tales sure to delight year-round.
Mrs Laetitia Rodd is the impoverished widow of an Archdeacon: she is also a private detective of the utmost discretion. In winter 1850, she is asked by Sir James Calderstone to investigate the background of an 'unsuitable' woman his son intends to marry. In the guise of governess, she travels to the family seat, Wishtide, where she discovers that the Calderstones have more to hide than most. As their secrets unfold, the case takes an unpleasant turn when a man is found dead outside a tavern.
The five children have grown up, and World War I has begun in earnest. The sand fairy has become a creature of stories...until, for the first time in 10 years, he suddenly reappears. Before this last adventure ends, all will be changed; the two younger children will have seen the Great War from every possible viewpoint, and the war's impact will be felt right at the heart of their family.
For the 90th anniversary of Winnie-the-Pooh, a sequel featuring new stories from the Hundred Acre Wood. Ninety years since Winnie-the-Pooh first stepped into the Forest, he's venturing back in an entirely new collection of stories. Four highly acclaimed authors - Paul Bright, Brian Sibley, Kate Saunders and Jeanne Willis - will transport you to the Hundred Acre Wood, where you will meet new companions and old friends in four delightful adventures.
A secret government department, once again, needs the magical help of Oz and Lily in a desperate new mission. Along with everyone’s favourite cantankerous cat, Demerara, her ratty companion Spike, and the help of some powerfully magical chocolate, the children must travel back in time to the height of the Blitz. Can they defeat some very dangerous supernatural creatures and save London’s famous cathedral from destruction by fire? The exciting companion to The Whizz Pop Chocolate Shop.
Oz and Lily’s family have inherited an ancient chocolate shop and they’re moving in upstairs. It’s the perfect home...apart from the small fact that it’s haunted. And then they discover some gold chocolate moulds - with magic powers! Soon the ghosts are joined by some evil villains determined to get their hands on the priceless secrets of the magical chocolate.
Tom doesn’t know he is a demisprite - the child of a fairy and a human - until he meets his three fairy godmothers. They’ve been summoned to protect him, but they can’t stop bickering and two of them are hardened criminals. Tom must survive their botched magic spells, learn to fly, and enter the dangerous Fairy Realm to save his parents.
A magic spell has spun Flora into the past. She’s mysteriously swapped lives with a schoolgirl in 1935! No iPod? No cell phone? No hair products? How will she survive? Now Flora’s a new girl at St. Winifred’s, where she has to speak French at breakfast, wear hideous baggy bloomers, and sleep in a freezing dormitory.