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The Secret Starling Reviews

The Secret Starling by Judith Eagle, Kim Geyer

The Secret Starling

Judith Eagle, Kim Geyer

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1 review

Category: Children's
Imprint: Faber & Faber
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Publication date: 2 May 2019
ISBN: 9780571346301

Clara has lived a life of solitude, home schooled under her mean uncle's strict regime . But then an interfering grown-up turns up with the unwelcome news that the house is to be sold. Perhaps the mysterious ballet shoe that Stockwell the cat befriends has the answers to Clara's unknown past .

  • The Sunday TimesChildren's Book of the Week
4 stars out of 5
Nicolette Jones
5 May 2019

"entertaining debut novel"

This entertaining debut novel begins with a girl living with her cold and distant uncle in a manor in Yorkshire, in a scene reminiscent of The Secret Garden...

Her tale of escape and self-discovery evolves into a mystery with old-fashioned villains, revelations leading to a happy ending and a bit part for Rudolf Nureyev.