History, Mystery & Friendship: Katherine Woodfine, Lucy Ivison, Ella Risbridger – in conversation with Emma Carroll

Tuesday 13th July 2021
16:30 at Waterstones, Online Events

Join us online for a very special event with three brilliant children’s authors, Katherine Woodfine, Lucy Ivison and Ella Risbridger as they talk about their new books Taylor & Rose Secret Agents: Nightfall in New York, The House of Serendipity: Sequins and Secrets and The Secret Detectives.


In conversation with award winning children’s author Emma Carroll, these amazing authors will each discuss themes of history, mystery and friendship, and you’ll even get the change to put your own questions to these three astounding writers at the special event.


Katherine Woodfine is a true champion of children’s literature. Until 2015 she was Arts Project Manager for Booktrust, where she project-managed the Children's Laureateship and YALC, the UK’s first Young Adult Literature Convention, curated by Malorie Blackman. She was part of the founding team at Down the Rabbit Hole, a monthly show for Resonance FM discussing children’s literature. Katherine is the author of The Sinclair’s Mysteries and Taylor & Rose Secret Agent series.


Lucy Ivison co-wrote YA novels Lobsters, Never Evers and Freshers while working as the librarian at a central London girls' school. The House of Serendipity is her first series as a solo author and for younger readers, putting her experience with tween girls to good use by focusing on what she knows they love: fashion, adventure and friendship.


Ella Risbridger is a writer from London. Her debut, Midnight Chicken (& Other Recipes Worth Living For), won praise from Nigella Lawson, Nigel Slater and Diana Henry. It was named a Book of The Year 2019 by half a dozen publications, including The Times, The Daily Mail, and The Observer. Ella has written for The Guardian, The Observer, Prospect and Grazia. The Secret Detectives is her debut children’s book.


Emma Carroll is the bestselling author of many books for children including, Letters from the Lighthouse, The Somerset Tsunami, and Secrets of a Sun King. She has been nominated and the winner of numerous national, regional and schools’ awards - including the Branford Boase, CILIP Carnegie Medal, and the Waterstones Children’s Book Prize. Her next book, The Week at World's End is out September 2021 and a Signed Exclusive Edition is available to pre-order here.



£5 General Admission

£10 with a copy of Taylor & Rose Secret Agents: Nightfall in New York

£10 with a copy of The House of Serendipity: Sequins and Secrets

£10 with a copy of The Secret Detectives

£27 with copies of Nightfall in New York, Sequins and Secrets and The Secret Detectives


Please note that the Ticket & Book option for this event requires a UK postal address. Please do not select this option if you do not have a valid UK postal address as you will not receive the book and may still be charged. Books will be posted after the event and so will arrive a few days later.

This event is on Zoom. Please make sure you have Zoom installed and up to date on the device of your choice.

Waterstones, Online Events
Tuesday 13th July 2021

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