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Herschel Grammar Literary Detectives
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Some of the Literary Detectives!

We are the Literary Detectives. Meeting every Tuesday lunchtime to chat about and read the shortlisted books. We have all ages from 11-17 but share one thing in common - our LOVE of reading (though the biscuits might be an added incentive). This year's shortlist has pulled together an interesting, but surprising, range of books. We look forward to debating our favourites!


The Poet X by Prashi
This novel by Elizabeth Acevedo was creative, refreshing and enjoyable to read. This type of genre, known as a 'Verse Novel', very rarely leaves such . . .
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A Skinful of Shadows by hamza
A really good book. It had really strong description and the imagery came really clear and it almost seemed simple to me which i really liked. The sto . . .
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The House with Chicken Legs by Talib
A fantastic book full of interesting and exciting moments.It really intrigued me in after the first few sentences.Also,It has incredible twists and tu . . .
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The House with Chicken Legs by Mrs Sahi
A brilliant read with beautiful descriptions and an enticing story line. The book had me hooked from beginning until end. I especially liked the reali . . .
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The House with Chicken Legs by Shaan
This book has an absolutely perfect plot line, which is complimented by the exquisite choice of language. Each word is used perfectly and the ending i . . .
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The House with Chicken Legs by Ameenah
An adventurous and gripping book that explores the most profound topics of life: loneliness, bereavement, an aching sense of wanting to belong. The Ho . . .
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The House with Chicken Legs by Emek
The House with The Chicken Legs is a brilliantly crafted book, mixing the glorious elements of a foreign fairy tale with a modern fiction novel. The t . . .
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Burnham Grammar School
Burnham, Buckinghamshire
Book Busters
OLOP Infant School
Slough, Berkshire

Miss Trunchball
Lady Macbeth
Mr Hyde
President Snow
Captain Hook
Count Olaf
Title: Tom's Midnight Garden
Author: Philippa Pearce
Winning Year: 1958

When his brother Peter gets measles, 14-year-old Tom Long is sent to stay with his uncle and aunt in Ely. They live in a first-floor flat in what was once a grand manor house, now run down. One night Tom hears the old grandfather clock in the hallway stri


Sophie Anderson

Sophie Anderson grew up in Swansea, studied at Liverpool University, and has worked as a geologist, science teacher and text book author. Sophie was inspired to love stories by her Prussian grandmother who fled her homeland during WW2, losi . .