Timid Elizabeth and her unusual and fearless friend Zenobia arrive at Witheringe House, the old manor where Elizabeth's father and he beloved sister Tourmaline lived as children. Zenobia loves it—she's convinced it's haunted and is eager to make contact with a spirit presence. Elizabeth is relieved when her efforts seem to come to nothing.
But strange things begin to happen at Witheringe House, especially in the East Wing, where Elizabeth and Zenobia have been forbidden to explore.
Why do the flowers and vines on the wallpaper in the nursery seem to be alive? Could it have something to do with the strange book that tells a different story after midnight? And what really happened to Tourmaline all those years ago?
Elizabeth and Zenobia is a wonderfully mysterious middle-grade adventure story about friendship and courage and the power of imagination.
Jessica Miller is a children’s writer and PhD student from Brisbane, currently living in Germany. She has written for a variety of publications including Kill Your Darlings and Stilts. Elizabeth and Zenobia is her first novel.
‘A wonderfully crafted adventure mystery.’ Lamont Books
‘I found myself thinking about this book for days after I read it…This would be a wonderful book to hand to children who are imaginative and creative.’ ReadPlus
‘An entertaining and engrossing adventure for upper primary readers who will enjoy some scary moments, and can watch Elizabeth’s growing self-confidence.’ Magpies
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