When Dippy, Matty and Pippa discover a body near their Cornish hilltop home, a remarkable adventure begins. Their father is arrested for murder and they flee the country in search of their long lost mother. Can they help heal a broken family and restore a lost fortune?

The Secret is an exciting, intriguing and challenging story in the classic tradition for children aged 10 and over.

Publisher July 1st 2008

You can read extracts from The Secret at the Google Book Search Site or you can read more on this site.

Author’s Note

Readers will no doubt notice the reverse chapter numbering in The Secret, perhaps the first book ever starting with the highest chapter number and ending with Chapter 1, although the epilogue is still the epilogue and not the prologue. Discuss…

You Tube Readings

Extracts from The Secret are available on You Tube. They are:

Body in the Bushes
Mother and Daughter
The First Photograph

Daniel Art

The beautiful cover for The Secret is by Carol Daniel of DanielArt, Lincoln . Carol and Roy Daniel work in the new Terrace Artists Complex in Lincoln.

Newsletter Issue 1: July 2008

Book Information and Availability

UK TRADE: All titles through Bertrams and Gardners

PUBLIC: Order through any bookshop or online bookseller

ISBNs and Pricing

Star Games      97809555096-0-5 £5.99
The Last Garden 97809555096-1-2 £6.99
The Secret      97809555096-2-9 £5.99
Train Ghost     97809555096-3-6 £6.99
Miracle Girl    97809555096-4-3 £5.99
Cool World      97809555096-5-0 £6.99

Hawkwood Books is a small but defiantly hopeful publishing venture aiming to produce quality fiction for young people.

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All rights reserved

Thank you for looking.

Miracle Girl

This book was launched at the Lincoln Cornhill branch of Waterstone’s in November 2007. It tells the moving story of Rachel Gabriel as she supports her sick mother, finding love and Shakespeare on the way. It received a beautiful review from Write Away which you can read here .

The Last Garden

We have laughed, wept and wondered at your story. It is exciting, inspiring and wise. We have been reading it aloud to each other and think it would work extremely well as an audio book or as a TV for kids.. My mum has already finished it and thinks it is one of the best kids books she has ever read. Honestly!!! See the book here.

Star Games

Oliver Togg mystifies the VIPs at the delightful Galactic Olympics in Star Games. Read reviews from young Waterstone’s readers here.

Reviews from St. Francis’s School

I visited this special school last year and talked to the children about my books, as well as children’s literature in general. The children are very special, as are their teachers, so their reviews are particularly interesting. To see the school site
click here . You can read their reviews throughout this site.

Next Issue : Autumn

Murder, social catastrophe and teen power in a disturbing novel for older readers, Cool World, and to counter the angst, a BRAND NEW sparkly website.