Launch: The Turnkey by Allison Rushby


Launch: The Turnkey by Allison Rushby


Riverbend are delighted to play host to the launch of The Turnkey  by Allison Rushby.  Join us on Monday 10th April  at 6.30pm to help us celebrate the release of this hauntingly beautiful new book, perfect for for kids aged 9 and above.  Megan Daley of Children's Books Daily be on hand to launch this ghost story full of adventure and mystery. 

This is a free event, but please book as places are limited!


About the Book...

Flossie Birdwhistle is the Turnkey at London's Highgate Cemetery.

As Turnkey, Flossie must ensure all the souls in the cemetery stay at rest. This is a difficult job at the best of times for a twelve-year-old ghost, but it is World War II and each night enemy bombers hammer London. Even the dead are unsettled. When Flossie encounters the ghost of a German soldier carrying a mysterious object, she becomes suspicious. What is he up to? Before long, Flossie uncovers a sinister plot that could result in the destruction of not only her cemetery, but also her beloved country. Can Flossie stop him before it is too late?


About the Author...

Allison Rushby, the daughter of an author, was raised on a wholesome diet of classic English literature. Some of her favourite books, re-read countless dog-eared times, include Rumer Godden’s The Dolls’ House, Frances Hodgson Burnett’s The Secret Garden, Joyce Lankester Brisley’s Milly-Molly-Mandy series and Noel Streatfeild’s Shoes series. She adores cities with long, winding histories, wild, overgrown cemeteries, red-brick Victorian museums, foxes and ivy. She likes to write with a cup of Darjeeling tea by her side and a Devon Rex cat called Claudia curled up in her lap. 

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