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Pat WalshPat Walsh was born in Cobham, Kent, England. As a child she spent some time in West Africa before her family returned to England. She was fascinated by archeology, and by Vikings, and wrote her first book about a Viking raid, when she was twelve. Before the books in the CROWFIELD series were published, Walsh worked as an archeological illustrator. The Crowfield Curse has been shortlisted for several prizes and awards in children’s literature. Visit Pat Walsh’s website.



The Crowfield Curse: This book has it all

The Crowfield Curse by Pat Walsh

Once in a while, a book comes along that surprises you. I picked The Crowfield Curse up on a whim, being attracted to its stark cover art and intriguing title, and it turns out to have been the best book-related choice I’ve made in months. A rich, unsettling atmosphere, imaginative use of old folktales and legends, a sweet, likeable protagonist, a fascinating central conceit — this book has it all.

After the death of his family in a fire, fourteen year old William Paynel goes to live at Crowfield Abbey.

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The Crowfield Demon: A dark and creepy supernatural read

The Crowfield Demon by Pat Walsh

In The Crowfield Curse (2012), young William and his friends and allies righted a long-ago wrong at Crowfield Abbey and faced down the terrifying Unseelie King. But now another evil is rising at the abbey — one that has even the Unseelie King running scared.

The Crowfield Demon is even better and spookier than The Crowfield Curse. I didn’t realize how familiar the abbey had begun to feel after one relatively short book;

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