The Secret Breakers is very much a code breakers series for kids, and even though I am a big kid, I recommend this for adults too as the series is well written with interesting characters. Some scenarios are ‘a bit out there’ but in general, it’s a book you won’t want to put down. Through all six books in the series there are hidden clues, some of which are very hard to decipher. I enjoy the way the author uses actual buildings, art works, statues, poems, and real facts and history, all of which he brings to life with his codes.
Give this a try!
Catherine in Erdington - Biscuit Rating 5 out of 5
The Lavender House by Wendy Robertson
Young Sophie Morgan escape troubles at home in the North and heads for London to train as a journalist. Falling in love with a little house in North London, Sophie moves in makes friends with the colourful characters who live in the street. But old secrets from the gangland of the 1960’s soon cast a shadow over the house, and Sophie’s and her friend’s lives are changed forever.
This is the first book by Wendy Robertson that I have read, I thoroughly enjoyed the story and the interaction of the characters was well done, I must make a point of reading more of this author.
Marie in Mosely - Biscuit Rating 4 out of 5
Bonkers: My Life in Laughs by Jennifer Saunders
Jennifer Saunders has long been a T.V favourite of mine, so it was an interesting read to find out how it all happens. From accidentally enrolling on a teacher training course and meeting a young Dawn French, to bluffing her way to the BBC and making friends with Ruby Wax and Goldie Hawn, she claims it all happened without a plan. Her wit is fantastic and she seems able to apply it to whoever she meets or talks to. I highly recommend this book- especially if you are in need of a good laugh!