This title features a new country, a new school, an evil landlord, a shady secret from the past and the ghostly legend of the Roaring Bull. Andrew Fusek Peters' and Polly Peters' exciting new novel revolves around the Klecheks, a family from the Czech Republic arriving for the first time in Shropshire where Mr Klechek is taking up a teaching post. Not everyone is welcoming. As they try to settle in, they are plunged into a series of mysteries. Who is the batty old lady in the tattered clothes? Why is their new landlord such an unpleasant piece of work? What is the real story of the ghostly Roaring Bull - and what lies hidden in the local church? Old legends are re-enacted as Jan and Mari unearth shady secrets in a desperate bid to save their family from eviction,. In their quest, they find unlikely allies and deadly enemies: enemies who will stop at nothing to keep the past hidden.
Andrew Fusek Peters is an Anglo-Czech author. His family fled the country in 1948 as the Communist Coup was taking place and came to Britain. He is the tallest poet in Britain, plays the didgeridoo and performs his poetry live at festivals. He and his wife Polly have written 30 books and their poems have appeared in 35 anthologies. Their novel Crash was nominated for the Carnegie Medal and shortlisted for the North East Book Award. They live with their two children in Shropshire.Their books for Frances Lincoln are The Falcon's Fury, Roar, Bull, Roar!, Animals Aboard! and The No No Bird. To find out more about Andrew Fusek Peters click here Polly Peters has written 30 books with her husband Andrew Fusek Peters and their poems have appeared in 35 anthologies. Their novel Crash was nominated for the Carnegie Medal and shortlisted for the North East Book Award.To find out more about Polly Peters click here