Emily Vole makes headline news when she is found in an abandoned hatbox in Stansted Airport. Then a few years later, her neighbour Mrs String dies leaving Emily a mysterious inheritance: an old shop, a small bunch of golden keys and a cat called Fidget. It's the beginning of an adventure of a lifetime as the old Fairy Detective Agency comes back to life. Together they must embark on their first mystery and do battle with their great fairy-snatching enemy, Harpella.
|Narrator||Simon Russell Beale|
|Publisher||Oakhill Audio; 2013|
THE DOOR THAT LED TO WHERE
AJ Flynn has just failed all but one of his GCSEs, and his future is looking far from rosy. So when he is offered a junior position at a London law firm he hopes his life is about to change. But when he finds an old key, mysteriously labelled with his name and date of birth, he could never have imagined by how much...
Coriander, daughter of a silk merchant in 1650s London, tells the story of her childhood - and of her discovery that she has inherited magical powers from her mother, who was a fairy princess.
INVISIBLE IN A BRIGHT LIGHT
It is 1870: opening night at the Royal Opera House, where a huge, crystal chandelier sparkles magically with the light of 750 candles. Celeste, a theatre rat, wakes up in a costume basket from what she hopes is a bad dream, to find that everyone at the theatre where she works thinks she is someone else. When the chandelier falls, she is haunted by a strange girl who claims to know Celeste's past and why she must risk playing a game called the Reckoning to try to save the people she loves.
When his best friend Hector is suddenly taken away, Standish Treadwell realises that it is up to him, his grandfather and a small band of rebels to confront and defeat the ever-present oppressive forces of the Motherland.
THE RED NECKLACE
Paris, 1798. While the aristocracy dine, dance, gossip and gamble their way to disaster, the poor and starving dream of revolution. Yann Margoza is destined to be a hero with help from Tetu the dwarf, his friend and mentor; Sido, unloved daughter of the foolish Marquis de Villeduval; and the sinister Count Kalliovski.