The Turnkey

By Allison Rushby

**eBook Edition** History and mystery wrapped in a thrilling supernatural plot, The Turnkey is perfect for kids aged 9+.

Flossie Birdwhistle is the Turnkey at London’s Highgate Cemetery. She must ensure all the souls in the cemetery stay at rest. This is a difficult job at the best of times for a twelve-year-old ghost, but it is World War II and each night enemy bombers hammer London. Even the dead are unsettled. When Flossie encounters the ghost of a German soldier carrying a mysterious object, she uncovers a sinister plot that could result in the destruction of her beloved country. Can Flossie stop the soldier before it is too late? The Turnkey is an exciting junior fiction novel from Australian author Allison Rushby. History and mystery wrapped in a thrilling supernatural plot, this story for younger readers will appeal to fans of books by Susan Green, Catherine Jinks and Neil Gaiman. “Nothing can stop Flossie – not even being dead. A wonderfully ghostly and gothic tale.” Carole Wilkinson “Allison Rushby cleverly weaves a supernatural plot into a page-turning mystery with a fresh historical perspective and a strong heroine at its centre ... 4/5 stars.” Books+Publishing

About the author

Allison Rushby, the daughter of an author, was raised on a wholesome diet of classic English literature. Some of her favourite books, re-read countless dog-eared times, include Rumer Godden’s The Dolls’ House, Frances Hodgson Burnett’s The Secret Garden, Joyce Lankester Brisley’s Milly-Molly-Mandy series and Noel Streatfeild’s Shoes series. She adores cities with long, winding histories, wild, overgrown cemeteries, red-brick Victorian museums, foxes and ivy. She likes to write with a cup of Darjeeling tea by her side and a Devon Rex cat called Claudia curled up in her lap. The Turnkey is Allison’s first book with Walker.

ISBN: 9781925381429
Imprint: Walker Books Australia
Distributor: Walker Australia
Release Date: March 1, 2017
Dimensions: 0 x 0mm, 256pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $13.99
New Zealand RRP: $15.99
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