Monday 15 September 2014

Secrets of Grindlewood hits shelves

Published 02/10/2013 | 05:22

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Jackie Burke launches her book 'The Secrets of Grindlewood' at Dubray Books: Jackie with young fan Ben Murphy

New children's book 'The Secrets of Grindlewood' was launched last Thursday evening at Dubray Books on Bray's Main Street.

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Local author Jackie Burke was joined by fellow scribe Paul McNeive, bestselling author of Small Steps, for the launch.

In the magic tale, Jamie and Jemima Grindle move to Grindlewood House with their pets Timber and Teddy. But they soon realise that all is not as it seems in their beautiful new garden.

There is dark magic at work in the nearby forest.

The good witch Wanda has been defeated and now the wicked warlock Worfeus is plotting to destroy Grindlewood and its enchanted garden.

Only Wanda's powerful spells, written on a secret scroll, can rid the world of the warlock.

Timber must lead the animals of Grindlewood in their quest to find the scroll and defeat their enemy. But where is the scroll hidden and will they find it before Worfeus? Is there really enough magic in their wild garden to help them defeat such evil?

The book is aimed at children aged seven and older and is available now.

Jackie lives at Raheen Park with her husband Angelo and their cat Millie.

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