‘The Mystery of the Clockwork Sparrow’ by Katherine Woodfine
The first book in the wonderful ‘Sinclair’s Mysteries’ series, this book is a fabulous adventure story set amongst the backdrop of an opulent Edwardian department store. For the affluent people of London, Sinclairs is a world of luxury: delicate scents of perfume and exotic spices are intermixed with splendid fabrics and exquisite objects.
The jewel encrusted ‘Clockwork Sparrow’ is proudly displayed amongst the splendour during the grand opening exhibition. When it mysteriously vanishes, young shop girl Sophie is accused of its theft and finds herself plunged into a dark world of crime as she races against time to prove her innocence.
We had the privilege of Katherine visiting Acklam Grange recently to talk about her passion for literature and the way her books are inspired by history.Our Year sevens were truly inspired. ‘The Mystery of the Clockwork Sparrow is a gem of a book that makes the reader feel that they have been transported back to the past.