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The Dragonfly Pool by Eva Ibbotson
Macmillan Children's Books ISBN 9780330456357

Tally is furious that she is being sent from London to a boarding school in the countryside - just because of the war. However Delderton Hall turns out to be different from what she had imagined. Tally learns to expect the unexpected but she never thought a school journey could lead to such amazing adventures.

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The Madman of Venice by Sophie Masson
Hodder Children's Books ISBN 9780340883655

Venice, 1602 - the setting for this fantastic story. It is a beautiful city but it also holds sinister secrets and intrigue. Matthew Ashby, an English merchant, heads to Venice with his daughter and young assistant. There they find themselves in an unimaginable mystery. Nothing is as it seems, not least the Madman of Venice.

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