A Pattern of Secrets by Lindsay Littleson

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Can the secrets of the past save the future? The worlds of rich and poor collide in this gripping Victorian adventure as Jim and Jessie unravel the past and its pattern of secrets…

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Can the secrets of the past save the future?

The worlds of rich and poor collide in this gripping Victorian adventure as Jim and Jessie unravel the past and its pattern of secrets…

Paisley 1876. 12-year-old Jim has escaped from the Poorhouse and now he must save his little brother from the same fate.

His only hope lies in a mysterious family heirloom—a Paisley patterned shawl that has five guineas sewn into its hem—the price of freedom.

Jim must find the shawl and break into the big house to steal it back. But the girl with the dark hair is always watching…

 

Praise for A Pattern of Secrets

‘A tapestry of kinship, loss and compassion with poignant resonances for today.’
Robert J. Harris

 

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A Pattern of Secrets by Lindsay Littleson

1 review for A Pattern of Secrets by Lindsay Littleson

  1. Sarah Forestwood

    Lindsay’s A Pattern of Secrets is a treasure of knowledge blended perfectly with master storytelling and marvellous characters. The story looks at life’s reality, hardships and most importantly possibilities and perseverance.

    Lindsay clearly outlines the difference between the poor and the rich. Her characters speak up to your face and identify themselves with distinct voices.

    Lindsay makes you spin, walk and run, twist and turn along the Victorian Paisley, in and out of the poorhouse, climb trees and walls, hide and duck with Jim Muir. She takes you on an elaborate tour in and around the stately Rosehill, the family villa of Jessie Rowat.

    You can’t help falling in love with Jim & Jessie! Their voices ring in your ears long after you’ve finished reading the book. They both are a constant reminder of how children are pushed by adults, how they cope and yet develop their uniqueness.

    I’m amazed to read that Jessie Rowat was a real person in the Author’s Note, and it’s so cool to see a picture of an adult Jessie in the end pages of the book. And, it’s so lovely of Lindsay to include a tour of the Paisley town!

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