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Kate Saunders - Author

About the Author

Kate Saunders is a full-time author and journalist and has written many books for adults and children. Her books for children have won awards and received rave reviews, and include future classics such as Beswitched, Magicalamity, The Whizz Pop Chocolate Shop and The Curse of the Chocolate Phoenix. Kate is a true storyteller and her magical, wickedly hilarious novels allow young readers to escape their everyday lives into wonderful worlds where they are empowered to explore and enjoy themselves. Kate lives in London.

Featured books by Kate Saunders

The Secrets of Wishtide

The Secrets of Wishtide

Author: Kate Saunders Format: Hardback Release Date: 14/07/2016

Mrs Laetitia Rodd is the impoverished widow of an Archdeacon, living modestly in Hampstead with her landlady Mrs Bentley. She is also a private detective of the utmost discretion. In winter 1850, her brother Frederick, a criminal barrister, introduces her to Sir James Calderstone, a wealthy and powerful industrialist who asks Mrs Rodd to investigate the background of an 'unsuitable' woman his son intends to marry - a match he is determined to prevent. In the guise of governess, she travels to the family seat, Wishtide, deep in the frozen Lincolnshire countryside, where she soon discovers that the Calderstones have more to hide than most. As their secrets unfold, the case takes an unpleasant turn when a man is found dead outside a tavern. Mrs Rodd's keen eyes and astute wits are taxed as never before in her search for the truth - which carries her from elite drawing rooms to London's notorious inns and its steaming laundry houses.

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Other books by Kate Saunders

Curse of the Chocolate Phoenix

Curse of the Chocolate Phoenix

Author: Kate Saunders Format: eBook Release Date: 01/06/2014

A secret government department, once again, needs the magical help of Oz and Lily in a desperate new mission. Along with everyone's favourite cantankerous cat, Demerara, her ratty companion Spike, and the help of some powerfully magical chocolate, the children must travel back in time to the height of the Blitz. Can they defeat some very dangerous supernatural creatures and save London's famous cathedral from destruction by fire? The exciting companion to The Whizz Pop Chocolate Shop.

The Curse of the Chocolate Phoenix

The Curse of the Chocolate Phoenix

Author: Kate Saunders Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/08/2013

The exciting companion to THE WHIZZ POP CHOCOLATE SHOP. A secret government department, once again, needs the magical help of Oz and Lily in a desperate new mission. Along with everyone's favourite cantankerous cat, Demerara, her ratty companion Spike, and the help of some powerfully magical chocolate, the children must travel back in time to the height of the Blitz. Can they defeat some very dangerous supernatural creatures and save London's famous cathedral from destruction by fire?

Whizz Pop Chocolate Shop

Whizz Pop Chocolate Shop

Author: Kate Saunders Format: eBook Release Date: 12/03/2013

"e;Reminiscent of Road Dahl's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. . . a great read-aloud."e; --BooklistWelcome to the most magical house in London.The family of eleven-year-old twins Oz and Lily have inherited it, together with the mysterious shop downstairs. Long ago, the shop's famous chocolate-makers, who also happen to be Oz and Lily's great uncles, were clever sorcerers. Now evil villians are hunting for the secret of their greatest recipe. The terrifying powers of this magic chocolate have the ability to destroy the world.Soon, Oz and Lily are swept into a thrilling battle, helped by an invisible cat, a talking rat, and the ghost of an elephant. It's up to them to stop the villians and keep the magical chocolate recipe out of harm's way. Their family and the world depends on it.From the Hardcover edition.

Es klingt nach Liebe

Es klingt nach Liebe

Author: Kate Saunders Format: eBook Release Date: 21/02/2013

Was tust du, wenn du deiner groen Liebe wieder begegnest?Genau das passiert Hugh Purvis - wohlverheiratet und korrekt. Er trifft Laura, seine groe Liebe von einst. Gleichzeitig verliebt sich seine Tochter in eine Frau, und Sohn Colin interessiert sich mehr fur eine Chorsangerin mit Dreadlocks als fur eine schillernde Karriere als Pianist. Und schon fliegt Hughs Frau Barbara alles, was sie im Leben fur sicher hielt, um die Ohren. Dagegen hilft nur eine radikale Renovierung: Barbara kauft spontan eine baufallige Muhle und mobelt nicht nur das Gemauer, sondern auch den grantigen Exbesitzer auf - mit erstaunlichen Folgen fur den ganzen Purvis-Clan...Die romantische Komodie fur die jungen und die besten Jahre

Es soll Liebe sein

Es soll Liebe sein

Author: Kate Saunders Format: eBook Release Date: 21/02/2013

Liebe ist das, was passiert, wahrend man grade andere Plane macht. Eine herrliche Liebeskomodie.Ben und Frederick sind charmant, gutaussehend und vollig unwiderstehlich. Leider sind sie auch unordentlich, jeglicher Arbeit abgeneigt und komplett nutzlos. Cassie dagegen ist sehr organisiert - bei Job, Freund, Karriere. Sie kennt die Jungs schon seit ihrer Kindheit. Die Mutter der beiden, Phoebe, erfahrt, dass sie nicht mehr lange zu leben hat. Sie bittet Cassie, fur ihre Sohne passende Ehefrauen zu suchen. Cassie kann Phoebe diesen letzten Wunsch nicht abschlagen. Aber wie soll sie ihre anspruchsvollen Freundinnen davon uberzeugen, es mit Ben und Frederick zu probieren? Und warum hat sie das dumme Gefuhl, bei ihren Kuppelversuchen etwas Wichtiges zu ubersehen?"e;Hinreiend komisch!"e; freundin

Liebe im Spiel

Liebe im Spiel

Author: Kate Saunders Format: eBook Release Date: 21/02/2013

Sie ziehen aus, um reich zu heiraten. Und treffen mitten ins Herz.Die Hasty-Schwestern sind jung, hubsch - und pleite. Sie mussen den vom Verfall bedrohten Familiensitz Melismate retten. Klar, denken sich Rufa, Selena, Nancy und Lydia: sie sturzen sich einfach auf den Heiratsmarkt. Liebe ist sowieso ein uberbewertetes Gefuhl! Ein Reigen von skurrilen Landedelleuten und hochst ungeeigneten Heiratskandidaten in London sorgt fur kostliche Verwirrung. Und dann ist auf einmal - Liebe im Spiel.

Liebe macht lustig

Liebe macht lustig

Author: Kate Saunders Format: eBook Release Date: 21/02/2013

Leichthandig und tiefgehend: Die romantische Komodie um verhinderte Ehebrecher, Katastrophen im Urlaubsparadies und die Liebe, die man nicht buchen kann.Beth ist sauer: Ihr Mann Charlie hat eine Woche Urlaub in Frankreich geplant - allerdings mit seiner attraktiven Kollegin Clare. Beth sorgt dafur, dass Charlie umbucht. Und Clare fallt aus allen Wolken, als Charlie im sonnigen Sudfrankreich mit Frau und zwei schlechtgelaunten Teenager-Tochtern auftaucht. Das Hotel ist ein halbverfallenes Chateau mit undichtem Dach, betrunkener Kochin und wackligen Betten. Und die anderen Gaste stammen direkt aus einer schragen Casting-Show: ein vielleicht schwules Parchen, dosig-aristokratische Bruder aus Schottland und ein mysterios attraktiver Internatsdirektor. Zwischen Traumurlaub und Albtraumlocation verstricken sich Charlie, Beth und Clare in einen kostlichen Sommernachtsverwechslungstraum, in dem schlielich doch die Liebe erwacht.

The Marrying Game

The Marrying Game

Author: Kate Saunders Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/09/2012

Nobody marries for money any more. Or do they? The aristocratic Hasty sisters are astonishingly beautiful, irresistibly sexy and startlingly intelligent. They are also, unfortunately, extremely poor. On the death of their charming, autocratic father, they discover that their sole inheritance is their ravishing good looks. Even worse, Melismate, home of their ancestors for nearly a thousand years, is to be sold, leaving them homeless. Rufa, the eldest and most beautiful of the Hastys, is also the most fiercely proud of her heritage. Determined to save Melismate no matter what the cost to herself - and her three sisters - she invents The Marrying Game. If their faces are to be their only fortune, then the Hasty girls must put all thoughts of love out of their minds and marry for money. Ignoring her mother's warnings, Rufa sells her battered old blue Volvo to finance their entry into high society and, together with her outrageously sexy and voluptuous sister Nancy, sets off for London to seek a fortune or two. The Marrying Game has begun -

The Whizz Pop Chocolate Shop

The Whizz Pop Chocolate Shop

Author: Kate Saunders Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/02/2012

Oz and Lily's family have inherited an ancient chocolate shop and they're moving in upstairs. It's the perfect home ... apart from the small fact that it's haunted. And then they discover some solid gold chocolate moulds - with magic powers! Soon the ghosts are joined by some evil villains determined to get their hands on the priceless secrets of the magical chocolate.

Night Shall Overtake Us

Night Shall Overtake Us

Author: Kate Saunders Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/09/2011

In Edwardian England a vow of friendship is a thing of innocence. Even when tested by the passionate militancy of the suffragette movement or the rigorous demands of the Season, the bonds between Rory, Eleanor, Jenny and Francesca hold fast. But nothing can withstand the unprecedented onslaught of the First World War - and as the best of an entire generation is extinguished on the battlefields of Europe, a schoolgirl pledge, too, lies broken...

Wild Young Bohemians

Wild Young Bohemians

Author: Kate Saunders Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/09/2011

Melissa Lamb and her cousin Ernestine are at the centre of the Wild Young Bohemians, an exclusive dining club at Oxford for the beautiful and ambitious. Melissa is in the grip of an obsession. Ernestine, however, mild and practical, does not see through Melissa's ruthless determination to restore her derelict family mansion - a Gothic legacy of lust, greed and death, with a spectacular secret that has slept for a hundred years. Melissa will let nothing stand in her way - until a vengeful stranger enters their magic circle. But he is only a catalyst: the seed of evil is already sown.

Lily-Josephine

Lily-Josephine

Author: Kate Saunders Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/09/2011

Lily-Josephine had a talent for love. Wilful, enchanting and passionate, she was the centre of a charmed universe - until her foolish, indulgent father married again. Like Snow-Drop in Grimms' fairy tale, Lily ran from her jealous stepmother one idyllic summer evening in 1941. She escaped to find sanctuary but, at Randalls, discovered a love far greater than any she had ever known... A generation later, the events set in train that night begin to unravel when Sophie Gently falls in love with Octavius Randall and the bizarre and tragic history linking their families is uncovered. Not until ancient passions and betrayals have been confronted can Lily-Josephine - long gone, but never forgotten - truly be laid to rest.

Magicalamity

Magicalamity

Author: Kate Saunders Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/02/2011

Tom doesn't know he is a demisprite - the child of a fairy and a human - until he meets his three fairy godmothers. They've been summoned to protect him, but they can't stop bickering, and two of them are hardened criminals. Tom must survive their botched magic spells, learn to fly and enter the dangerous Fairy Realm to save his parents...From the author of Beswitched: One of the most enchanting, funny and suspenseful stories to have been published for some time ( The Times ).

Beswitched

Beswitched

Author: Kate Saunders Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/02/2010

When Flora Fox's parents send their daughter off to boarding school, they have no idea that the train will take her back to 1935. On the journey Flora has a strange dream. She wakes up without her laptop or her phone, wearing a hideous uniform with ridiculous bloomers underneath. She is a new girl at St Winifred's, where the rules are mad, the food horrible, and the hairiness of theeachers unbelievable. Her 21st century manners will not be tolerated at strict St Win's - how will she ever survive and find her way back to her own time? But there is a special reason why Flora has been summoned to the past. It involves the tempestuous girl who becomes her best friend...BESWITCHED is a wonderfully funny, classic story from a popular and very talented children's author.

Bachelor Boys

Bachelor Boys

Author: Kate Saunders Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/10/2004

Cassie is nothing if not organised. A successful journalist, she's ticked almost all the boxes: attentive boyfriend, own flat, good job, great friends - it's all fallen into place. In theory, at least. There's one part of Cassie's life, however, which is anything but organised, and that's her love for the Darling family. As the only child of ambitious parents, Cassie spent her childhood abandoned to the somewhat peremptory care of a series of nannies until one day, peeping over the garden wall, she met her next-door neighbours: Fritz and Ben, the boys who became her inseparable childhood friends, Gudrun, their father, and Phoebe Darling, the woman who took Cassie in and transformed her life. But now Phoebe is ill, and when she summons Cassie to ask of her the only favour she's ever requested, Cassie knows she can't say no. But what Phoebe asks is an impossibility: concerned about what will happen to Fritz and Ben after her death, she wants to see them safely married off. Yet entertaining as they were as children, they're terrible as adults. They're utterly charming, ridiculously sexy and completely irresistible, but they're also totally unemployable, hopelessly messy and irretrievably useless. Surely no intelligent woman could be persuaded, once they see past the enticing veneer, to take one of them on for life? But Cassie's determined to grant Phoebe's last wish...

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