An exquisitely told tale of magic and intrigue, secrecy and corruption set during the time of Elizabeth I
Lucy has been forced to run away from home as she fears for her safety from her drunken father. She is taken on as a maid at the house of Dr Dee, court magician, upon whom Elizabeth I relies heavily, even down to advising the date of her coronation.
The household is strange and sinister, and Lucy has a nose for intrigue . . . And she has more than enough to satisfy her: Lucy stumbles across a plot to assassinate the queen and has to find means to warn her before it's too late.
Mary Hooper is a hugely popular writer for young adults. Her other books for Bloomsbury include most recently, 'Amy' and also 'Holly' and the ever popular 'Megan' series, now re-jacketed and a trilogy, for which Mary won the North Eastern Book Award for 'Megan 2'. Mary is very much in demand for her events at literary festivals and schools. She lives in Eversley Cross, Hampshire.
An exquisitely told tale of magic and intrigue, secrecy and corruption, set during the time of Elizabeth I.
At the House of the Magician
Allen & Unwin
Author: Mary Hooper