Bathsheba Books for ages 9 +
I’ve written three funny, diary-style books from the point of view of a girl called Bathsheba Clarice de Trop. Bathsheba (Bath for short) is as over the top and original as her name.
In the first book, CHIPS, BEANS AND LIMOUSINES: THE FANTASTIC DIARY OF BATHSHEBA CLARICE DE TROP, she starts off being a real show-off, going on about her glamorous life with her celebrity mother. But as you read on, you find out that there are a lot of secrets in Bath’s life – and that she’s not exactly the person she pretends to be. (Hint: There are really TWO Bathshebas!) Lots of emotion, comedy and excitement follow.
In her second diary, SOCKS, SHOCKS AND SECRETS: THE SPECTACULAR SECOND DIARY OF BATHSHEBA CLARICE DE TROP, Bathsheba leaves her glamorous life behind and goes to school for the very first time (she was always home-schooled before). She makes friends and enemies, audtions for the school play, and gets caught up in a dramatic mystery when the school computers go missing. And yes, there are lots of socks, shocks and secrets in the book.
In the third book, DOUGHNUTS, DREAMS AND DRAMA QUEENS: THE THEATRICAL THIRD DIARY OF BATHSHEBA CLARICE DE TROP, Bath gets to go on the acting summer camp she’s always dreamed of: Dramarama Camp, where stars are born and fame is just a photograph away! But she has no idea how super-starry and scarylicious Dramarama Camp will really turn out to be, what with friends who turn into rivals, an old enemy with the worst dog in the world, and a final show that literally brings the house down.
They have also been translated into other languages:
If you like these books you might also like the Witch of Turlingham series. I wrote these with a team from Working Partners and they were published under the name of Ellie Boswell.