When This Bell Rings by Allison Rushby

At 11-years-old, Tamsin is living next to the distinguished author, Edie St. Clair, and is used to seeing the flash of her red shoes among the boring grey sneakers. Edie is under pressure from journalists, readers and her publisher to finish her tenth and final book in the series, so, when Tamsin see’s her run past her window on her way to the town garden, later than usual, she decides to give Edie a drawing of one of her characters for moral support. Her talent sparks an unbelievable relationship between the two artists. Edie trusts Tamsin with with a bizarre secret, and when Edie disappears without a trace, Tamsin knows that she must be the only one able to find her. Can Tamsin find Edie St. Clair? Can she give everyone a happy ending?

Ideal for children 9+,’ When This Bell Rings’ is a definite must-read for fans of Allison Rushby books, aka ‘The Mulberry Tree’, ‘The Turnkey’ and ‘The Seven Rings’. I specifically admired how the author wrote this book about another book, always a hard thing to do, and, on top of all that, added just enough plot twists to keep the reader on their toes. The only problem I had with this novel was that there wasn’t more of it!

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