The Considine Curse by Gareth P. Jones

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Winner of the Blue Peter Book Award 2012 Fourteen-year-old Mariel returns to England for her grandmother's funeral. It is the first time she has been back since she emigrated with her mother as a baby, and it is the beginning of the uncovering of some really extraordinary truths about the Considine family. Why did Mariel's mum argue with Grandma all those years ago? Why does Amelia wear so much perfume? Why is there a very large cat flap in Louvre House? Why does Gerald seem scared of his brother's appetite? Did Grandma Considine really break her neck falling down the stairs? And most importantly, what is the dark secret that lies at the heart of the family?
 

About Gareth P. Jones

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Gareth P. Jones is the author of the Dragon Detective Agency series, The Thornthwaite Inheritance and Space Crime Conspiracy. Gareth's first novel, The Case of the Missing Cats, was shortlisted for the Waterstone's Book Prize. The Considine Curse is winner of the Blue Peter Book Award 2012. Gareth lives in South London with his wife and young son.
 
Published August 2, 2011 by Bloomsbury Childrens. 209 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Still, young readers who plough their way past these parts will be rewarded with a good story and even the occasional thrill of fear as they follow the steps in Mariel's journey towards understanding the mysteries, and the horror, of her family history.

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