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Katherine Woodfine

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Katherine Woodfine is the author of the bestselling SINCLAIR'S MYSTERIES series, beginning with THE CLOCKWORK SPARROW which was shortlisted for the Waterstones Children’s Book Prize, longlisted for the Branford Boase Award, and nominated for the CILIP Carnegie Medal.

Until 2015 she worked for reading charity Book Trust on projects including the Children’s Laureate and YALC. She now combines writing with reviewing children’s books, organising book events and presenting Down the Rabbit Hole, a monthly radio show about children’s literature. Her latest book is PERIL IN PARIS, the first in the new TAYLOR & ROSE series which follows the heroines of the SINCLAIR'S MYSTERIES as they venture into the thrilling world of Edwardian espionage. Find out
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Katherine Woodfine The Mystery of the Jewelled Moth (and its sequels) do feature Sinclair's Department Store and characters you'll recognise from The Mystery of the Cloc…moreThe Mystery of the Jewelled Moth (and its sequels) do feature Sinclair's Department Store and characters you'll recognise from The Mystery of the Clockwork Sparrow. However, the later books will also take you beyond Sinclair's to explore new areas of Edwardian London.(less)
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Lockdown Children’s LitFest


This week I was delighted to take part in Catherine Millar’s brilliant Lockdown Children’s Litfest. You can listen to her live-streamed interview with me above – be warned, it’s a rather long one, but I really enjoyed Catherine’s thoughtful questions and taking part in such a wide-ranging chat.


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“The two of you make rather a resourceful pair, you know... I know intelligence and courage when I see it... If you ever find yourselves tired of Sinclair's, come and find me. I think there could be quite a different sort of career out there for a couple of young ladies like you. - Detective McDermott, to Sophie and Lil”
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“This - being a detective, I mean - it's all I've got. - Sophie”
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“Do you remember how I went undercover in the Marble Court Restaurant, when we were trying to find out about Sergeant Gregson and the Baron?' - Lil
'I wouldn't exactly call that undercover.' - Billy”
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