When Ellie and her family move into Inchwood Manor, Ellie quickly discovers strange things are happening. Who is the mysterious boy at the window? What secrets lie within the abandoned nursery? Who is the woman who haunts Ellie's dreams - and why has she returned to the Manor, after more than a century? Ellie finds herself entangled in a Victorian mystery of ghosts and tunnels and secret documents - and discovers that life all those years ago isn't so different from the world she knows today... Rob Keeley's first novel for children brings out all the ingredients of the classic ghost story within a recognisable modern world setting. Readers of his short story collections for children will find in Childish Spirits the elements which made his past books such a success - strong and contemporary characters, inventive twists on traditional themes, and a winning combination of action, suspense and humour.CPSIA choking hazard - No choking hazard warning necessary|EU Toy Safety Directive - No warning
Rob Keeley has written for Chain Gang and Newsjack for BBC Radio and has previously published three successful collections of short stories for children. Childish Spirits is his first novel for children and gained him a Distinction for his MA in Creative Writing in 2013. He lives in Wirral, Merseyside.