The Black Book of Secrets

Deliciously dark, gothic historical fantasy


When Ludlow Fitch escapes from his treacherous parents, he falls in with a mysterious pawnbroker who trades in people’s secrets. Ludlow begins work recording the darkest stories of the villagers in the ancient Black Book of Secrets. But how long before the villagers realise the hold that the pawnbroker has over them? And how will Ludlow confront his own terrible secret? 

Perfect for teaching:
  • multiple narrative perspectives
  • stories within a story
  • theme of moral dilemmas.

Waterstone's Children's Book Prize Shortlist.

Part of 11–14 Collections

Product details

Production date:February 2008