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Nancy Parker's Diary of Detection Julia Lee

Nancy Parker's Diary of Detection By Julia Lee

Nancy Parker's Diary of Detection by Julia Lee

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When Nancy Parker gets her first position as a housemaid to Mrs Bryce, it's not exactly her dream job - she'd rather be out solving mysteries. But she soon discovers there are plenty of suspicious occurrences going on beneath her very nose . . . Time for Nancy to set to work not just with her mop but also with her Theory of Detection!

Nancy Parker's Diary of Detection Summary

Nancy Parker's Diary of Detection by Julia Lee

On this day 24th June 1920 I turned fourteen. I plan to have a very exciting future now that I have thrown off the SHACKLES of SCHOOL! A detective is what I would most like to be. I cannot think of any reason why I could not be one. Except perhaps I am too young. And I don't like blood. Nancy Parker has recently been engaged in her first position - as a housemaid for the very modern Mrs Bryce. It's not Nancy's dream job (she'd rather be investigating crimes like they do in her beloved six-penny thrillers) but as Mrs Bryce starts to entertain her new neighbours with lavish parties, it becomes clear that something strange and interesting might be afoot. Local burglaries, a cook with a deep, dark secret - and Mrs Bryce's own glamorous but murky past. Will Nancy solve the mysteries while still keeping on top of her chores? A hilarious and energetic middle-grade mystery, narrated part in the third person and part through Nancy's journal.

Nancy Parker's Diary of Detection Reviews

'One to put under the microscope of your budding Holmes.' * Alex O'Connell, The Times Saturday Review *
Praise for The Dangerous Discoveries of Gully Potchard This colourful Victorian adventure story takes its inspiration from the tradition of classic children's literature . . . in which brave children triumph over unpleasant adults. With a lively cast of characters and an exciting plot, this is a pacy and enjoyable adventure. * Booktrust *
Praise for The Dangerous Discoveries of Gully Potchard Dahl meets Dickens in this rollicking tale * Teach Primary *
'It's a good read, with an authentic background and the chance to work things out for yourself.' * Parents in Touch *
Praise for The Mysterious Misadventures of Clemency Wrigglesworth a magnificent, madcap book - Julia Lee is like an anarchic Frances Hodgson Burnett * Katherine Rundell, author of Rooftoppers. *
Highly entertaining read * Primary Times *
'An entertaining, humorous story with a very likeable heroine' * The School Librarian *

About Julia Lee

Julia Lee has been making up stories for as long as she can remember. She wrote her first book aged 5, mainly so that she could do all the illustrations with a brand-new 4-colour pen, and her mum stitched the pages together on her sewing machine. As a child she was ill quite a bit, which meant she spent lots of time lying in bed and reading (bliss!) Julia grew up in London, but moved to the seaside to study English at university, and has lived there ever since. Her career has been a series of accidents, discovering lots of jobs she didn't want to do, because secretly she always wanted to be a writer. Julia is married, has two sons, and lives in Sussex.

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Nancy Parker's Diary of Detection by Julia Lee
Used - Very Good
Oxford University Press
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