Earlier this year we launched a hilarious new ‘faction’ series with the National Trust – The Secret Diaries, written by Roald Dahl Funny Prize-winning author Philip Ardagh, and with brilliant artwork in a hugely appealing, contemporary style from Jamie Littler.
And we’ve just published the second book in the series, The Secret Diary of Jane Pinny, Victorian House Maid (and Accidental Detective) – and today, we’re giving you the chance to win one of five copies of the book!
To win one of these copies of the book, just head over to the @NosyCrowBooks Twitter feed, follow @NosyCrowBooks, and re-tweet this message.
A fantastic balance of great characters and exciting plot, and packed with interesting, accessible historical facts woven into the story, this is Gosford Park meets Horrible Histories. It’s FILLED with fascinating historical detail and Victorian trivia – and with a gripping story, a mystery to solve, a wonderful hero, and all perfectly accompanied by Jamie’s hugely appealing and child-friendly artwork, it’s perfect for 7 – 9 year olds.
Jane Pinny has moved to the very grand Lytton House to be a Maid Of All Work. And being a Maid Of All Work means that she has to do… well, ALL the work, obviously! Cleaning, dusting, scrubbing, washing – there’s SO much to do in a Victorian country house. But when a priceless jade necklace belonging to the lady of the house disappears, Jane turns accidental detective (with the help of her best friend, a pigeon called Plump…) – can she solve the mystery of the missing jewels before it’s too late?
Here’s a look inside the book:
The Secret Diary of Jane Pinny is in shops now – you can find out more about the book here. And if you’d like to stay up to date with all of our book news, you can sign up to our books newsletter at this page, or with the form below.
We’ll pick three winners at random on Monday – good luck!