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Martha and Mitch

Martha and Mitch [Kindle Edition]

Helen Laycock
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Martha is humble and unspoilt, despite living a life of utter luxury at Lottery Lodge with her (mostly absent) father and stepmother, Penelope.
Mitch lives at the boys’ orphanage, a dilapidated mansion run by Ariadne Scattypants.

Neither child has any idea about the life the other is leading.

Between Lottery Lodge and the orphanage is a dense wood and it is here that a band of wild boys live. Mitch finds himself at their mercy, but somehow manages to scrabble his way out of the woods, emerging at Martha’s wonderful home.

However, here, too, things are taking a sinister turn.

About the Author

‘Imagination is a wonderful gift, like a magical sixth sense. I often live inside mine - it can be a very entertaining place to be! It’s where magic is woven, secrets are revealed, danger lurks and surprises shock. It’s where all sorts of unusual characters dwell, all of them with a story to tell. When I get to know them and their tales well enough, I write it all down and, as the mystery unfolds or the enthralling adventure begins, I am swept along too, laughing, crying and quaking along with my characters, and breathing a great sigh of relief when everything turns out for the best at the end.’ Helen Laycock is a former primary school teacher and English specialist from the UK. As well as Martha and Mitch, she has written the following eight children’s mystery/adventure books for readers of 8+ Glass Dreams, Salt, Mandrake’s Plot, The Secret of Pooks Wood, Song of the Moon, Mr Charlie Chumpkins, The Further Mishaps of Charlie Chumpkins, A Mouthful of Chuckles (Poetry) She has also put together two contrasting collections of short stories for adults and is working on three more. She has collections of humorous poetry, one each for children and adults and has recently made her first foray into script-writing. Helen regularly enters writing competitions in the UK and has had around thirty wins/shortlistings for both poetry (serious and humorous) and short stories, successes including Words With Jam, The Ryedale Book Festival, Writing Magazine, Writers’ News, Writers’ Forum, Flash500, Thynks Publications, Erewash Writers and various online contests. She has four pieces published in the One Word Anthology by Talkback Writers and three further pieces are due to be published in separate anthologies this year. She has also had several pieces of flash fiction published on the CafeLit website.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 789 KB
  • Print Length: 189 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1500197076
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B006RA1DY4
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,155,883 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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More About the Author

As a teacher, I loved nothing more than inspiring my students to write. The classroom became a cauldron bubbling with ideas until the children could no longer contain their enthusiasm and had to put pen to paper. The rewards were far-reaching: children who wanted to write and to read what others had written, children who loved experimenting with words. We made books of all they wrote and displayed them on a long shelf at the back of the room. They were authors.

I was once one of those children. I still am... on the inside.

When I gave up my teaching career it was because I wanted to write. I didn't want to write to a formula, emulating the fantasy and vampire genres that were flying off the shelves. There was a glut of those. Instead, I wanted to write about what I liked to read and what I knew the children I taught enjoyed reading - intricate plots, mystery, adventure.

To date, I have written eight children's novels and one children's poetry collection, all of which are available on Kindle. Click on the 'Look inside' feature and check out the reviews to see if you like the look of them.

I have also produced an anthology of humorous adult poetry and hundreds of short stories for adults from which I have compiled two very different collections, all of which are also listed on Amazon. I am currently working on my first adult thriller and have many more ideas on the back-burner!

I have been shortlisted fourteen times in national writing competitions and won first prize in a poetry competition as well as winning online writing contests. Four pieces of my work have recently been included in the One Word Anthology by Talkback Writers.

I hope you enjoy what you read. I certainly enjoyed the writing of it.

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4.0 out of 5 stars An exciting story 17 July 2012
By veary2
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I thought this was an exciting story. I had to keep reading right to the end. I was happy that all turned out well for Martha and Mitch and all the boys from the orphanage. I also enjoyed the descriptions of Martha's playroom and house.
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