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Suitable for readers aged 7 – 12

Evie and Mia meet on a train on their way to St.Agatha’s Boarding School for Girls. When they are dropped off at a disused railway station in the middle of nowhere with no one to meet them, they trek through th...more
Kindle Edition, 81 pages
Published December 2011
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Helen Laycock
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5.0 out of 5 stars Review of Mandrake's Plot 9 Oct 2012
By S Henderson
Format:Kindle Edition
Mandrake's Plot is a well crafted story filled with mystery and suspense. It is an ideal book for the younger reader aged 7-12. In Chapter 1 we meet Evie who is on her way to her new school, St Agatha's in Scotland. She meets Mia, her new friend and I couldn't help but be reminded of Harry Potter on his first train journey to Hogwarts. To be clear, this is no...more
Helen Baggott
Even though I knew I would be painfully homesick, I always wanted to attend a boarding school. But not just any school - I wanted it to be a fictional one, where there were adventures and midnight feasts!

More than forty years later and I still yearn for those adventures. I've finally accepted it's never going to happen, but thank goodness I can still read about those schools in YA fiction.

Helen Laycock's St. Agatha's might not, on my first day of term, be quite the place of my dreams, but Evie a...more
Laurie Cameron
When two girls, Evie and Mia, dressed in identical tartan skirts find themselves on the same train, there is no doubt that they are bound for the same boarding school: Saint Agatha’s. By the time they reach their destination, they are fast friends, which is a good thing because Saint Agatha’s is a very creepy kind of school.

Their first clue that something is amiss is when no one meets them at the train station and the girls have to find their own way in the dark in the pelting rain. They are gre...more
Helen Laycock

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5 *****
5.0 out of 5 stars Review of Mandrake's Plot 9 Oct 2012
By S Henderson
Format:Kindle Edition
Mandrake's Plot is a well crafted story filled with mystery and suspense. It is an ideal book for the younger reader aged 7-12. In Chapter 1 we meet Evie who is on her way to her new school, St Agatha's in Scotland. She meets Mia, her new friend and I couldn't help but be reminded of Harry Potter on his first train journey to Hogwarts. To be clear, this is not an att...more
Suzy Henderson
Mandrake's Plot is a well crafted story filled with mystery and suspense. It is an ideal book for the younger reader aged 7-12. In Chapter 1 we meet Evie who is on her way to her new school, St Agatha's in Scotland. She meets Mia, her new friend and I couldn't help but be reminded of Harry Potter on his first train journey to Hogwarts. To be clear, this is not an attempt to capture the magic of the Potter books and St Agatha's is not a school for magic. This is truly an original and unique story...more
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