Emma CarrollA much-loved children’s author, Emma Carroll has been championed by Waterstones booksellers since her we nominated her debut book, Frost Hollow Hall, for the 2014 Waterstones Children’s Book Prize. Since then she has gone on to publish stories including In Darkling Wood, Frost Hollow Hall, Sky Chasers, Letters from the Lighthouse and Secrets of a Sun King (both of which were chosen as Waterstones Children’s Book of the Month). Her latest novel is 2019’s The Somerset Tsunami.
The reigning queen of historical children’s literature returns with a characteristically classy narrative that brings the paranoia and superstitions of seventeenth-century England to full-blooded life. Sinister gentry and rumours of witchcraft blight the life of young Fortune Sharpe in this eerie tale based on real-life events.