The Secret Hen House Theatre by Helen Peters has been included in The Independent’s list of the Books of the Year. Nicholas Tucker writes:
“Curtains swish again in Helen Peters’s excellent debut novel. A stage-struck 11-year-old girl living on a tumbledown farm, her best friend who is a talented designer, a mean rival with her own theatre group also entering the local competition, a pet ram who butts away unwelcome visitors: what’s not to like?”
You can read the full list here.