Wednesday, 19 June 2019

THE BURIED CROWN by Ally Sherrick Reviewed by Sharon Tregenza

Mix Anglo-Saxon myth, history and archaeology, add a touch of the supernatural and what do you get? You get Ally Sherrick’s splendid book, “The Buried Crown”.

George is evacuated out of London, to Suffolk, during WWII. Bullied by the local children and badly treated by the farmer he’s living with - George’s life is miserable and lonely. Until he meets Kitty, who is a different kind of refugee. She’s a Jewish girl who has been sent to stay with her grandfather, an archaeologist.

The pair find themselves unwittingly caught up in a dangerous adventure involving an ancient Anglo-Saxon crown. The priceless artefact is also being sought by Hitler’s treasure hunters. Is the myth true? That whoever holds the crown is the Keeper of the Kingdom?

This multi-layered story moves along at a cracking pace. Great characterisation and a thrilling story makes it a joy to read. It’s historical fiction at its best. I’d recommend it for Middle Grade but it’s a great read for all ages.

·       Paperback: 320 pages
·       Publisher: Chicken House; 1 edition (5 April 2018)
·       Language: English
·       ISBN-10: 1910655325
·       ISBN-13: 978-1910655320

Also try: “Black Powder” by the same author.


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