ISBN-13: 9781787612266

RRP: £6.66

Published: 3rd March 2022

The Secret of Splint Hall

1945. War has ended, but for sisters Isobel and Flora the struggles still continue. They’ve lost their father and had their home destroyed in a bombing raid, and now they must go to live with their aunt and her awful husband Mr Godfrey in their ancestral home, Splint Hall.

From the moment of their arrival it seems that this is a place shrouded in mysteries and secrets. Who are the strange men who arrive with packages at night? What is the source of the strange blue sparks coming from the ground? And why do the locals seem to hate their family so much? As the girls begin to unearth an ancient myth and family secret, the adventure of a lifetime begins.


"Ideal for Emma Carroll fans, this striking debut marries crisp historical realism with unsettling, believable fantasy"
Imogen Russell-Williams - Guardian

"Wonderful… think Famous Five meets Indiana Jones. A terrific book by an accomplished storyteller"
Irish Independent

"Exquisite storytelling . . . A future classic"
Phil Earle

"Adventure, new friendships, magic, there is much for readers to enjoy, and for all the fantasy elements Cotton creates a vivid sense of post-war life"
Books For Keeps

"An exquisitely crafted historical mystery with an exciting twist — every page felt like discovering jewels in a treasure box"
Katie Tsang, bestselling author of Dragon Mountain