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A Pinch of Magic

(2019)
(The first book in the Pinch of Magic series)
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A spellbinding middle grade fantasy about three sisters who go on a quest to break the curse that’s haunted their family for generations.‚Äč

All Betty Widdershins wants is an adventure—one that takes her far away from Crowstone, the gloomy island where she’s always lived. But instead of an adventure, Betty and her sisters, Fliss and Charlie, are given of a set of magical objects, each with its own powers: a scruffy carpet bag, a set of wooden nesting dolls, and a gilt-framed mirror. And these magical objects come with their own terrible secret: the sisters’ family is haunted by a generations-long curse that prevents them from ever leaving their island—at the cost of death.

The sisters set out to break the curse and free their family forever. But after stumbling upon a mysterious prisoner who claims to be able to help them, they find themselves in great danger. And in order to break the curse—and stay alive—they must unravel a mystery that goes back centuries, one that involves shipwrecks, smugglers, and sorcery of the most perilous kind.


Genre: Children's Fiction

Praise for this book

"Simply phenomenal! A breathtaking quest for survival and freedom, bursting with brave heroines, enchanted objects and deadly dangers. And at its heart is a powerful and beautiful message of sisterly love and loyalty overcoming jealousy and betrayal." - Sophie Anderson

"This delightful tale fizzes with magic and races along at a fantastic pace. This book completely charmed my socks off!" - Alex Bell

"BRILLIANT." - Emma Carroll

"A SPELLBINDING STORY, STEEPED IN MAGIC. I ADORED IT." - Abi Elphinstone

"Take three sisters, add the cruelest of curses and a pinch of magic, and you’ll have a tantalising tale you cannot put down." - Tamsyn Murray

"What a glorious book this is! I was utterly captivated by the Widdershins sisters." - Lisa Thompson


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