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The Messenger Bird

The truth can be a dangerous thing

Paperback (272pp)
  • Paperback £6.99
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Available in Paperback and Digital MAY 2018

WINNER: Oldham Brilliant Book Awards

WINNER: Sefton Super Reads Book Award

Enemies on all sides.

Nathan doesn’t know who he can trust.

It’s a race against time.

Get Dad out of prison.

Mend a broken family.

And solve the mystery of the messenger bird.

Set around the top-secret Second World War codebreaking site Bletchley Park, The Messenger Bird is the gripping children’s thriller from Ruth Eastham, award-winning author of The Memory Cage.

Ruth Eastham is an award-winning author from the UK. Her debut novel, The Memory Cage, was shortlisted for the Waterstones Children’s Book Prize and nominated for the Carnegie Medal, and her writing has won and been shortlisted for many other national and regional awards. Her second book, The Messenger Bird, won and was shortlisted for many local authority book prizes and its Enigma Code themes made it a featured book at the famous Bletchley Park. Ruth Eastham is a regular visitor to schools, in the UK and internationally, giving inspiring talks and running innovative creative writing workshops for all ages, fascinating children with the real life mysteries and dramas behind these and her other books: Arrowhead, The Jaguar Trials and The Warrior in the Mist. She has lived in New Zealand, Australia and Italy and has two daughters.

  • Title: The Messenger Bird
  • Subtitle: The truth can be a dangerous thing
  • Author: Ruth Eastham
  • Imprint: Shrine Bell
  • ISBN: 978-1-911342-59-5
  • Rights: UK & Commonwealth (English language)
  • Publication date: 3 May 2018
  • Edition: Second
  • Size: 198mm x 129mm
  • Extent: 272pp
  • Cover: Paperback
  • Weight: 250g
  • Retail price: £6.99

Also available as an ebook:

  • Imprint: Shrine Bell
  • ISBN: 978-1-911342-60-1
  • Publication date: 3 May 2018
  • Price: £6.99

‘Absolutely fascinating … completely thought provoking.’
Books for Teens

‘Pacy and engaging.’
Book Trust

‘Page-turning quality.’

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