ITEM: A signed copy of Julia Lee’s debut middle grade novel: The Mysterious Misadventures of Clemency Wrigglesworth (Oxford University Press 2013) and a signed Advance Review Copy of the follow–up, the Dangerous Discoveries of Gully Potchard, which will be published in August 2014.Both books will be sent out when the ARC becomes available.
DETAILS: An unlikely hero, a wild chase, and a surprising twist of fate… Clemency is utterly penniless and entirely alone, until she’s taken in by the marvellous Marvels – a madcap family completely unlike her own. But it’s a surprise to them all when she’s mysteriously bundled from the house by the frightening Miss Clawe.
Concerned about her fate, the Marvels set out to find her. Enlisting the help of some not-quite-genuine Red Indians, it’s a calamitous race across the country. But Clemency’s misadventures are more dire than her rescuers suspect . . . will they reach her in time?
A thrilling adventure mystery set in Victorian times, with skulduggery, magic, and dark family secrets.
BIO: Julia Lee has been making up stories for as long as she can remember. As a child she was ill quite a bit, which meant she spent lots of time lying in bed and reading – bliss! She grew up in London, studied English at university, and has an MA in Creative Writing. She has worked in education and for children’s charities. Her career has been a series of accidents, falling into jobs rather than choosing them, because all the time she really wanted to be a writer. Julia is married, has two sons, and lives in Sussex.