A Pinch of Magic

A Pinch of Magic

For Ages: 9 - 99
A spell-binding story of curses and magic from the author of One Wish and The Thirteen Treasures (winner of the Waterstones Children's Book Prize)

On the isle of Crowstone, set upon eerie marshes with a prison as its closest neighbour, the Widdershins sisters; Betty, Fliss and Charlie set out to break a family curse which keeps them imprisoned on the island. If they leave, they'll die before the next sunset.

However, the curse isn't the only unusual thing about the Widdershins. Each of them possesses a magical object that's been passed down through the family. Granny calls it 'a pinch of magic . . .' but can the items aid the girls in their quest? Or will they have better luck with the mysterious prisoner who claims he can help them  —  if he can really be trusted, that is.

A magical tale of three very different sisters involving travelling bags, thieving galore, and a prison break that doesn't go quite to plan.

The Widdershins . . . what more could go wrong?

Praise for Michelle Harrison's THIRTEEN series:
'A charming and inventive tale' The Times
'You are in for an adventure' Sunday Express
'The very best in adventure and imagination'Waterstones.com

'An exciting, original, gripping adventure, embroidered with riddles and curses, laced with dry wit, and which gallops along at a terrific pace' Daily Mail
'Beautifully written… a true testament to the power of storytelling' Guardian
'A story brimming with magic, riddles and extremely mischievous ink. Wonderful storytelling' Abi Elphinstone, author of the Dreamsnatcher series
'A real beauty - with characters who come to life & a girl full of stories. Enthralling.' Imogen Russell Williams
  • Simon & Schuster Children's UK | 
  • 352 pages | 
  • ISBN 9781471124297 | 
  • February 2019
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When She Came Back
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One Wish
The Thirteen Secrets

About the Author

Michelle Harrison
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Michelle Harrison

Michelle Harrison is a full-time writer. She is a former bookseller and editorial assistant. Originally from Grays in Essex, she has a degree in illustration, and lives in Oxfordshire with her partner. Her debut novel THE THIRTEEN TREASURES won the Waterstones Children's Book Prize in 2009. She has since published two sequels, THE THIRTEEN CURSES and THE THIRTEEN SECRETS, as well as her teen novel UNREST.