By Clare Osborne
Published by The King's England Press
ISBN 978 1 909548 55 8
George and Millie are staying with their Grandad in Wybrook while their parents are out of the country. On the night of the midsummer solstice, George sets out on an unauthorised quest to try and recover his Grandad’s pocket-watch, which he had carelessly lost earlier in the day. And disappears, without trace. When George goes missing, it is left to his sister alone to work out what has happened to him. She uncovers hidden secrets, hinting at something more unbelievable than she could ever have imagined, as she and her brother are plunged into a world of mystery, myths and peril, in an enigmatic thriller by a writer with a new, unique voice.
Clare Osborne was born and raised in the Essex countryside. She now runs her own ski chalet in Slovakia as well as being a Teaching Assistant in an Essex primary school. If she’s not getting lost in the wilderness she can be found glued to her laptop, tapping away her next work of fiction. Her debut novel, Widurok, is a time-travel story set in Essex across two very different eras: the present day and the age of the Anglo-Saxons.
What a wonderful detailed journey through Anglo Saxon England. A mystical colourful tapestry of history and a good story woven in layers which keep the reader hooked till the end. Loved it.
Very enjoyable, a real page turner.
My favourite book!
Good luck, my daughter loved this.
A great children's book.
Very enjoyable. Good luck!
A good one. Well done !
Great. Waiting for the next one.
Great book, can't wait for the next one!
Loved reading this book from start to end x
An exciting and innovative read, ideal for shares or independent reading. Keeps the reader hooked throughout with lots of historical facts intertwined with an exciting quest.
Wonderful story, raises extremely important issues regarding the environment and the time we live in. Well done!
I really liked the intriguing plot and storyline in this book. I really felt as though I was on an adventure with the characters and it was very hard to put down. I would recommend it, especially to young teenagers.
Best book I've read this year!
Fantastic, really enjoyed reading this!
Very good read
My Grandson loved this, very good.
Great book, absolutely loved it
This is a great read for anyone that enjoys adventure stories and is interested in history. It is very pacy and quite light-hearted but also has quite an intriguing and complex story line that is very engaging.
Fantastic story, wonderful book for older children!
A fantastic first novel, my daughters and I both enjoyed reading it. We loved all the twists and turns and the way the story carries the reader along with it. Great work, congratulations!
Great read, interesting and fun!
I brought this at a craft fair for my garndson, who loved it. Really helped with his school project.
Brilliant idea, interesting story. Historical accuracy.
Highly recommend - really enjoyed reading this. It was engaging from start to finish.
My daughter just finished reading this, and she loved it!
Great book Clare, well done!
The author should be encouraged to write more !
A read that enthralled and captured the imagination!
A great read with history thrown in too. Great characters.
Brilliant fantasy book.
I loved it best book I've read in ages
This was a fantastic read enjoyed by all my children ranging from 6 to 15. I would definitely recommend it!
Great read my son loved it.
Loved this book 👌🏻
A great book i couldn't put it down
very good book for children!
What a fantastic debut novel!
I loved reading Widurok. I found the characters were really easy to relate to and loved the subtle humour throughout. Also felt that I had learnt something.
Highly recommended, exciting adventure story.
Set to be a classic - couldn't put it down!
AN exciting book which kept my 8 year old (and me!) on the edge of our seats. Great for learning a little history too!
We loved this book. It painted such a vivid picture of a different time in history. The characters were interesting and real. Really recommended.
loved this - even remembered to review it on Amazon!