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Quest For A Queen - The Lark by Frances Mary Hendry
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Quest for a Queen - The Lark

When young John Russell is chosen to be whipping boy to the Dauphin Francois, heir to the throne of France and future husband to Mary, Queen of Scots, trouble lies ahead!

 

Surrounded by servants, sorcerers, heroes and heretics at the French court, he makes friends and also enemies: the Serpent Queen, the dwarves and the Dauphin himself, a sickly, bad-tempered boy who takes a guilty delight in torture. John’s sister Lark, with her lovely voice, is often his only comfort. But how long will they be safe at the court? Royal favour is easily lost!

 

The famous prophet Nostradamus foresees that Lark will change the fate of three nations. Adventure and intrigue, murder and mayhem jostle together as Lark and John are caught up in the glittering, deadly swirl of one of the most exciting periods in European history.

 
Paperback, childrens historical fiction, 252 pages
ISBN: 978-1-905665-05-1
Price: £11.99
Quest For A Queen - The Falcon by Frances Mary Hendry
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These are troubled times, fraught with danger and intrigue. John Knox is preaching against the young Mary, Queen of Scots, while her treacherous husband, Lord Darnley, is twisted with jealousy of Rizzio, the royal favourite.

 

The arrival of the Queen’s messenger at Leezie Sinclair’s squalid croft one day means a new life for the young girl. Taking the opportunity to escape from the harsh hand of her drunken step-father, Leezie flees to Edinburgh with her mother, who is to be nursemaid to the Queen’s expected child.

 

One day Leezie finds a trapped falcon which leads her to an unexpected friendship, giving her a chance to escape the intrigue and treachery in which she has become inextricably involved. But the sudden arrival of her step-father changes everything…he is intent on vengeance – against Leezie.

 
Paperback, childrens historical fiction, 248 pages
ISBN: 978-1-905665-06-8
Price: £11.99
Quest For A Queen - The Jackdaw by Frances Mary Hendry
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Twelve year old Jack Downie, known as Jackdaw, the best thief in Elizabethan London, is desperate to save his helpless brother and sister from the brutality of Ivory Sal and her two vicious sons. His skills draw the attention of young Frank Verney, who serves Walsingham, Queen Elizabeth’s fanatical spy-master.

Diverted by the lovely daughters of Black Kate, Frank rebels against the double-dealing and blackmail of the Protestant wolves at Elizabeth’s court, as they close in on Mary, Queen of Scots. Her friends make romantic, doomed plans to rescue her – but who is urging them on? Knowing who is friend and who is foe can be life and death to Frank, Jack and Susannah. As events intensify, so does the danger for the three young friends.
 
Paperback, childrens historical fiction, 252 pages
ISBN: 978-1-905665-05-1
Price: £11.99
Atlantis by Francis Mary Hendry
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Atlantis
Can a young boy save his city?

A creak, a crunching growl, a roar. A brief dazzle of light. He tried to leap for the wall, as the Coal had told him to do, but his bad ankle gave way.

The roof fell in.

Far below the Antarctic ice, the folk of Atlantis have lived for centuries, safe from the cold and danger Outside. But when a boy called Mungith makes an unbelievable discovery in the old mines, the Atlantans’ lives are suddenly in great danger.

 

Then tragedy hits the kingdom, and Mungith knows he will be blamed – unless he can somehow restore peace and well-being to his people…

 
Large Print Paperback, Age 9 - 12, 224 pages
ISBN: 978-1-905665-20-4
Price: £9.99
Quest For Atlantis by Frances Mary Hendry
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Quest For Atlantis
The mission to protect the city continues…

The peaceful kingdom of Atlantis is in great danger from a terrible giant, and people are blaming Mungith and his discovery. His cousin Chooker, the young sister of the Queen, realises that the only way to restore the good name of her family and protect the kingdom is to make the journey to Outside, to find the other giants and prove they are not all bad. And when the King’s wicked sister tries to kill her to force her to stop, it only makes Chooker realise how urgent her mission is...
 
Large Print Paperback, Age 9 - 12, 227 pages
ISBN: 978-1-905665-21-1
Price: £9.99
The Seer's Stone by Francis Mary Hendry
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The Seer's Stone
As the nightmares begin...don’t look into his eyes!

“Nothing exciting ever happens”

Will Beth learn to regret her words as her weird cousin, Tanya comes to stay, closely followed by the mysterious Mr Mandrake? As the quest for the magical seer’s stone unfolds, a dark and evil force is unleashed.

Can Tanya use her psychic powers to protect her cousin and reclaim the stone? Or will the malevolent Mr Mandrake get there first?
 
Large Print Paperback, Age 9 - 12, 157 pages
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ISBN Paperback: 978-1-905665-18-1
ISBN eBook: 978-1-905665-39-6
Price: £9.99
Wee Malkie by Francis Mary Hendry
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Wee Malkie
Standing up to a bully can change your life.

Small, downtrodden Malcolm finally explodes, and stands up to his bullying stepbrother – with a frying pan. That moment drastically changes his life. Exiled by his stepfather to the wilds of Scotland, away from his mother and little sister, into the care of his elderly Aunt Mary and a huge Rambo lookalike, he meets a fresh type of bully and faces humiliation and shocking dangers for himself and his beloved dog Bullet. He tries to control his urge to react with violence, to stop being a victim, to develop a new outlook on life. So that when the gorgeously handsome Gerald reappears, gloating, Malcolm can maybe – just maybe – sort him out.

 

Nothing goes smoothly, of course. But in the fresh clash of personalities, with the help of his new friends and family, Wee Malkie faces his problems with determination and humour – and the result surprises even himself.


 
Large Print Paperback, Age 9 - 12, 237 pages
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ISBN Paperback: 978-1-905665-19-8
ISBN eBook: 978-1-905665-38-9
Price: £9.99
Quest For A Kelpie by Frances Mary Hendry
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Quest For A Kelpie
Eighteenth century Scottish intrigue.

Jeannie Main will make a king, and break a king, come four times into the shadow of the gibbet, and risk her life by riding the Kelpie, the fearsome water monster. That’s what wee Jeannie is told during the 1745 Rising, as Prince Charles Edward Stewart makes his desperate attempt to win back his grandfather’s crown from the Hanoverian King George.

Ach, blethers!

But Jeannie’s prophecy comes terrifyingly true. She must make bitter choices, and then face the consequences of those decisions.
This is not a comfortable, cosy story. Twelve-year-old Jeannie is a tough, hardy little fisher quean who faces life with a lively humour, honesty, courage, and immense loyalty to her family and friends.
 
Large Print Paperback, Age 9 - 12, 244 pages
ISBN: 978-1-905665-17-4
Price: £12.99
 

 

 

 
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