Taking inspiration from numerous fairytales and weaving them into a wholly original story, INTO THE WOODS is a whirlwind of a novel, full of imaginative happenings and dastardly deeds. Storm, Aurora and Anything Eden live in a huge mansion surrounded by great parks, with their erstwhile father and indolent mother. But it is not long before they are dramatically orphaned and left to face Dr D'ath and his fawning cohorts; they become exiled from their own home and must combat his wicked intentions to rule the land and gloat in ill-gained riches. The three courageous and eccentric sisters encounter kidnap, sweet-filled orphanages, mountains of ice, diamond mines and the constant terrifying presence of wolves. Will they survive while saving the township and its inhabitants, or will Dr D'ath defeat them all...?
Lyn Gardner was born in London. A theatre critic on The Guardian, she goes to the theatre five or six nights a week, which should leave no time for writing books at all. In fact she is quite surprised to have written a novel, as she never believed the cliche that everyone has one book in them. Prior to joining The Guardian she was a tea lady, a waitress, sold (or failed to sell) advertising space for a magazine called Sludge, wrote for The Independent and helped found the London listings magazine, City Limits, the largest publishing co-op in Europe. She and her two daughters have one venerable goldfish (there were two, but one came to a tragic end) and a horse-who is the most demanding, temperamental and expensive member of the family.