The Song of the Mermaid

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"Yesterday morning, local boat-builder Mr Roger Trevithick was found dead at the foot of the cliffs on the Zennor Coast..."When Stef Brightbay goes to visit her Aunt May in the village of Zennor in Cornwall, she expects to have an uneventful trip. But when her mother persuades her to research their family history and she begins to uncover a tragic event that took place there in 1812, she is determined to find out more. She also learns of the local folklore; the legend of Matthew Trewhella who was enticed to his death by a beautiful mermaid. Why is her aunt so uncommunicative? What secret is being hidden by a strange local family who seem to want to put a stop to her investigation? And even more mysteriously, why are unusual things happening at her aunt's cottage?With the help of sea-salt fisherman Arthur and his faithful chocolate Labrador, Stef pieces together the past and realises that a frightening parallel is unravelling in the present day. Will they be able to take action before it's too late? ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~A modern mystery story which revisits the past and makes use of the scenic coastal landscape of Zennor, The Song of the Mermaid is suitable for able readers of approximately 11 or 12 and upwards (no strong swearing, some 'adventure' violence and a slightly ghostly theme running through the book) but there is no reason why teenagers and adults wouldn't enjoy it too!It is a light read and quite short (just under 50,000 words, and split into 17 chapters) so if you're after an engaging, fast-paced historical mystery which doesn't take itself too seriously, then this book is for you.

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Expired Deals The Song of the Mermaid "Yesterday morning, local boat-builder Mr Roger Trevithick was found dead at the foot of the cliffs on the Zennor Coast..."When Stef Brightbay goes to visit her Aunt May in the village of Zennor in Cornwall, she expects to have an uneventful trip. But when her mother persuades her to research their family history and she begins to uncover a tragic event that took place there in 1812, she is determined to find out more. She also learns of the local folklore; the legend of Matthew Trewhella who was enticed to his death by a beautiful mermaid. Why is her aunt so uncommunicative? What secret is being hidden by a strange local family who seem to want to put a stop to her investigation? And even more mysteriously, why are unusual things happening at her aunt's cottage?With the help of sea-salt fisherman Arthur and his faithful chocolate Labrador, Stef pieces together the past and realises that a frightening parallel is unravelling in the present day. Will they be able to take action before it's too late? ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~A modern mystery story which revisits the past and makes use of the scenic coastal landscape of Zennor, The Song of the Mermaid is suitable for able readers of approximately 11 or 12 and upwards (no strong swearing, some 'adventure' violence and a slightly ghostly theme running through the book) but there is no reason why teenagers and adults wouldn't enjoy it too!It is a light read and quite short (just under 50,000 words, and split into 17 chapters) so if you're after an engaging, fast-paced historical mystery which doesn't take itself too seriously, then this book is for you. http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41YfXjv0YQL._SL160_.jpg
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