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Read the opening chapters of Evie’s Ghost, the new book from Helen Peters

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Next month we are incredibly proud to be publishing Evie’s Ghost – the new book from Helen Peters, author of the Waterstones Children’s Book Prize-shortlisted The Secret Hen House Theatre, The Farm Beneath the Water, and the highly acclaimed Jasmine Green series for younger readers.

And today you can take a look inside the book for the first time – we’re sharing an exclusive preview of the opening two chapters.

Part Gosford Park, part Charlotte Sometimes, and part The Go-Between, this is an absolutely brilliant time-slip story – spine-tingling, moving, funny and heartbreaking.

Evie’s been sent to stay with her ancient grandmother in an old creaky house in the middle of nowhere. Her phone is broken and she can’t believe how hugely unfair everything is.

Then, on the first night, Evie sees a strange, ghostly figure at the window. Spooked, she flees from the room, feeling oddly disembodied as she does so.

Out in the corridor, it’s 1814 and Evie finds herself dressed as a housemaid. Little does she know that she’ll need all her cunning to fix the past and stop everything falling apart in the future…

Here’s a look inside the book:

Evie’s Ghost will be in shops in April – you can find more about the book here. And if you’d like to stay up to date with all of our book news, and for exclusive competitions, giveaways, and more, you can sign up to our books newsletter at this page, or with the form below.

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