Lucy Driscoll may be big on gumption but she is down on her luck – and before long finds herself as the new Boot Girl at eccentric Gaunt Hall, working for the rich and sinister-seeming Lord Gaunt. But throughout the country children are going missing and before long Lucy begins to suspect that things are not what they seem at Gaunt Hall – could Lord Gaunt have anything to do with the disappearances; and is there something more mysterious than that afoot at the Hall, where even the animals seem to know a secret they’re not sharing!
About the author
Justine Windsor is a debut author but has been shortlisted and won various new writers awards including the Times/Chicken House children’s writers prize and the youwriteone.com Children’s Book of the Year. She lives and works in London.