Matilda's Secret - A Girl for All Time book ages 8-12
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Matilda's Secret - children's book for ages 8-12
Read the thrilling adventure of thirteen-year old Matilda Marchmont as she is drawn into a glittering world of intrigue, intense friendship and mortal danger in the court of Henry VIII which takes her from Hampton Court Palace to the Bloody Tower itself.
Please note, these books may contain some historical details that some younger or more sensitive children may find uncomfortable to read on their own.
Review from Clare Longrigg, Deputy Editor, Psychologies Magazine UK
“My daughter and I both loved reading Matilda’s Secret – it’s a great page-turner, a gripping read, as Mattie and her cousin Katherine get sucked into the dirty, dangerous world of court politics. I learned a lot about Henry’s wives, my daughter aged 9 learned about Tudor lifestyles, and the dramatic difference between rich and poor... There was wonderful colour and historical detail that inspired us to visit Hampton Court and re-imagine the places where secret trysts and dances took place. Mattie’s slow realisation of the destruction of the monasteries and devastation of local communities under Henry’s reign was very well described without reading like a history lesson.”
Matilda's Secret is written by twice BAFTA‐nominated writer and director Sandra Goldbacher. 180 page paperback with colour illustrations. ISBN 9780956720009