Jane Eyre

Jane Eyre

Tanya Landman

Children's Books / Young Adult / Historical Fiction

Orphaned as a child, tormented by her guardian and cast out to a harsh boarding school, Jane Eyre has been raised in the shadow of cruelty and isolation. But when she takes a job as governess in Thornfield Hall, where secrets lurk in the attic and strange laughter echoes through the night, Jane meets the elusive Mr Rochester - and her life is irrevocably transformed. Poignantly and powerfully retold in this stunning edition, Jane Eyre is the tale of a spirited heroine's search for love, independence and belonging.
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Hell and High Water

Hell and High Water

Tanya Landman

Children's Books / Young Adult / Historical Fiction

From the Carnegie Medal-winning author of Buffalo Soldier comes this heart-stopping tale of a young man's attempt to clear his father's name. When his father is arrested and transported to the Colonies, Caleb is left alone. After a desperate journey in search of an aunt he's never met he receives a strange, cold welcome. Then a body washes up on the nearby beach and Caleb is caught up in a terrifying net of lies and intrigue. Soon he and his new family are in mortal danger. This powerful story holds the reader in suspense as it charts the growth of a frightened boy into a brave young man.
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Certain Death

Certain Death

Tanya Landman

Children's Books / Young Adult / Historical Fiction

Sixth in the brilliantly addictive new series of murder mysteries by an acclaimed and popular writer.When the circus comes to town, Poppy Fields and best friend Graham soon discover that the "certain death" promised on the posters is no joke. With one person dead and the circus performers still in grave danger, the pair will have to work fast to discover who's firing the shots...
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Dead Funny

Dead Funny

Tanya Landman

Children's Books / Young Adult / Historical Fiction

Second in a brand-new series of murder mysteries. Miss Marple for the younger reader!When ageing starlet Baby Sugarcandy is found dead at the bottom of the stairs in her Hollywood mansion, it is assumed she tripped. However, an autopsy reveals she was dead before she fell... When a number of strange deaths follow, Poppy Fields and best friend Graham decide to investigate.
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Buffalo Soldier

Buffalo Soldier

Tanya Landman

Children's Books / Young Adult / Historical Fiction

Winner of the CILIP Carnegie Medal 2015. "What kind of a girl steals the clothes from a dead man's back and runs off to join the army? A desperate one. That's who." At the end of the American Civil War, Charley – a young African-American slave from the deep south – is ostensibly freed. But then her adopted mother is raped and lynched at the hands of a mob and Charley is left alone. In a terrifyingly lawless land, where the colour of a person's skin can bring violent death, Charley disguises herself as a man and joins the army. Soon she's being sent to the prairies to fight a whole new war against the "savage Indians". Trapped in a world of injustice and inequality, it's only when Charley is posted to Apache territory that she begins to learn what it is to be truly free.
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Dying to be Famous

Dying to be Famous

Tanya Landman

Children's Books / Young Adult / Historical Fiction

Third in the brilliantly addictive new series of murder mysteries by an acclaimed and popular writer.Poppy Fields and best friend Graham are astonished to be given parts in a musical production of The Wizard of Oz. Even more astonishing is the series of murders that occurs at the theatre, targeting the leading lady. When Poppy and Graham investigate, little do they know that they are next on the murderer's list...
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100% Pig

100% Pig

Tanya Landman

Children's Books / Young Adult / Historical Fiction

Our hero is a Tamworth pig with attitude. He was imported from Australia to improve the "bloodline" of the farmer's herd and he is in no doubt about his own importance. But his days of usefulness are numbered and he's about to be packed off on that final journey...or is it? This is a hilarious story based on the escape of the Tamworth Two, from an exciting new writing talent.
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Beyond the Wall

Beyond the Wall

Tanya Landman

Children's Books / Young Adult / Historical Fiction

From Tanya Landman, author of the 2015 Carnegie Medal winner Buffalo Soldier, comes a heart-stopping tale of love, corruption and the power of choice. Blood on her lips. Blood on her tongue. Blood that is not her own. Cassia does not fear to die, but for her – for a slave who has maimed her master – there are worse things than death. Yet the mighty Roman Empire has its limits. Beyond her master's estate, beyond the river, far to the north stands Hadrian's Wall. And beyond the wall? Freedom. With dogs on her trail and a bounty on her head the journey seems impossible. But then Cassia meets Marcus – slick, slippery, silver-tongued – a true and perfect son of Rome. And her only hope.
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Apache

Apache

Tanya Landman

Children's Books / Young Adult / Historical Fiction

A powerful and emotional portrayal of the Apache's struggle for survival in a hostile world.Siki is an orphan of the Black Mountain Apache. Her mother was killed by Mexicans three years ago and her father lost in an ambush the winter before that. When Siki witnesses the brutal murder of her little brother Tazhi, she vows to become an Apache warrior and avenge her brother's death.
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100% Pig

100% Pig

Tanya Landman

Children's Books / Young Adult / Historical Fiction

Our hero is a Tamworth pig with attitude. He was imported from Australia to improve the "bloodline" of the farmer's herd and he is in no doubt about his own importance. But his days of usefulness are numbered and he's about to be packed off on that final journey...or is it? This is a hilarious story based on the escape of the Tamworth Two, from an exciting new writing talent.
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Love Him to Death

Love Him to Death

Tanya Landman

Children's Books / Young Adult / Historical Fiction

Greek (island) tragedy?When Poppy and Graham are whisked off to a Greek island to watch musician Bill Strummer marry his much younger girlfriend in the celebrity wedding of the year, they are expecting sun, sea and a hint of scandal. But things begin to turn sour when Bill's distressed ex-wife turns up, proclaiming that he's still in love with her. Then wedding guests start to die of "natural causes", and Poppy and Graham are forced to investigate. It would seem that one member of the wedding party will stop at nothing to disrupt the celebrations...
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Mondays are Murder

Mondays are Murder

Tanya Landman

Children's Books / Young Adult / Historical Fiction

First in a brand-new series of murder mysteries. Miss Marple for the younger reader!When Poppy Fields goes on an activity holiday to a remote Scottish island, she is looking forward to a week of climbing, hill-walking and horse riding. But things take a bad turn when their instructor has what appears to be a fatal abseiling accident. When Poppy discovers that his rope was cut, and more of the instructors start to have "accidents", she and best friend Graham suspect foul play and decide to investigate.
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Blood Hound

Blood Hound

Tanya Landman

Children's Books / Young Adult / Historical Fiction

Ninth in the brilliantly addictive series of murder mysteries by an acclaimed and popular writer.The wife of anchorman Dermot O'Flannery dies during a bungled burglary and the killer is never caught. Six months later Poppy and Graham are faced with a long, hot summer dog-walking for Poppy's next-door neighbour. This strange, parallel universe of Planet Dog seems a million miles away from the dreadful events that tore the news-reporter apart, but after a malicious prank is played on their fellow dog-walkers, Poppy and Graham find themselves crossing paths with Dermot O'Flannery. With lethal consequences...
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The Head is Dead

The Head is Dead

Tanya Landman

Children's Books / Young Adult / Historical Fiction

Fourth in the brilliantly addictive new series of murder mysteries by an acclaimed and popular writer.Poppy Fields and best friend Graham design a murder mystery trail for the school fayre, choosing the headteacher to be the corpse at the end. But when the first person to finish discovers that the head really is dead, Poppy and Graham set out on a real life murder trail.
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