Michelle Harrison is a full time author, living in Essex. Her first novel, The Thirteen Treasures, won the Waterstones Children’s Book Prize and is published in sixteen countries. It was followed by The Thirteen Curses and The Thirteen Secrets. Michelle has also written One Wish, a prequel to the Thirteen Treasures books, Unrest, a ghost story for older readers and The Other Alice, a magical book about the power of stories.
Living on the isle of Crowstone, surrounded by eerie marshes and a formidable prison, the Widdershins sisters: Betty, Fliss and Charlie, are desperate for adventure. But when Betty strays too far from home, she learns the awful truth: a deadly curse has haunted her family for generations. If Betty and her sisters leave Crowstone, they will be dead by sunrise. But the knowledge of the family curse comes with a bit of excitement, too! Each sister inherits a magical object, been passed down the family: A scruffy carpet bag, a set of wooden nesting dolls and a gilt-framed mirror… none of them are what they seem.
‘A spell-binding story, steeped in magic. I adored it.’ – Abi Elphinstone, author of ‘Sky Song’
‘Simply phenomemal!’ – Sophie Anderson, author of ‘The House with Chicken Legs’
‘A total masterclass in middle-grade fantasy adventure’ – Emma Carroll, author of ‘Letters from the Lighthouse’