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When This Bell Rings

By Allison Rushby

**eBook Edition** This story within a story within a story celebrates the creative art of storytelling.

In London's Belgravia, Tamsin, the daughter of a housekeeper, lives next door to Edie St Clair, the famous author of the London of the Bells series of graphic novels. And it's common knowledge that the tenth and final novel in the series is overdue. With the media camped out on Edie's doorstep, Tamsin (Edie's biggest fan) wants to lend her favourite author some moral support. She plucks up the courage to give Edie one of her own drawings to let her know she's thinking of her. Edie is so impressed with Tamsin's drawing that she offers her lessons. It doesn't take long for the pair to become close and this is when Edie reveals a secret – she can, literally, draw herself into the London of the Bells. She says she's about to do this again, because her characters are angry with her. They're not happy about the ending she has planned for them and that's why her novel is late. Of course, Tamsin thinks Edie is mad. And when she goes missing, Tamsin attempts to draw herself into the London of the Bells and finds that it really is possible to enter the fictional world. But in this fictional London, Tamsin soon finds herself in danger and wills herself to be strong – she has to find Edie. But when the characters she meets tell her that she’s a fictional character herself, she finally finds and confronts Edie back in the real world where Edie reveals to the press that she has already begun a new story. One with a brave, strong and true heroine she knows everyone will love just as much as her previous characters. Her name is Tamsin. ·

  • From a trusted author who knows what her middle-grade audience wants to read.
  • · Celebrating the highs and lows of what it takes to be a creator of stories.

About the author

Allison Rushby, the daughter of an author, was raised on a wholesome and steady 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, Dodie Smith's I Capture the Castle and Noel Streatfield's "Shoes" series. She has long been a fan of cities with long, winding histories, wild, overgrown cemeteries, red brick Victorian museums, foxes and ivy. She prefers to write with a cup of Darjeeling tea by her side and a Devon Rex cat curled up in her lap.

ISBN: 9781760651992
Imprint: Walker Books Australia
Distributor: Walker Australia
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Release Date: September 7, 2020
Dimensions: 0 x 0mm, 306pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $14.99
New Zealand RRP: $16.99
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