COMP CLOSED: ‘The Impossible Secret of Lillian Velvet’ by Jaclyn Moriarty

Jaclyn Moriarty is a bestselling, multi award-winning author and you can also meet her on episode 209 of our podcast. Her latest book is The Impossible Secret of Lillian Velvet and we have three copies to give away. This whimsical tale takes us to the world of Kingdoms and Empires, where a young girl journeys through dangerous situations with her magical jar of gold coins, meeting fascinating characters along the way. Here’s the blurb:

Lillian Velvet lives a very lonely life with her cold and remote Grandmother. That is, until her tenth birthday, when she is given a pickle jar of gold coins, along with a note with clear instructions: don't go out, don't open the door for anyone, and don't spend all your coins in one day.

What happens next seems impossible. The coins whisk Lillian away to a different time and place. There she meets a small boy in a circus about to be crushed to death; a lively family, each member in a distinctive form of mortal danger; a boy with a skateboard; and a girl who can Whisper. And a web of dangerous magic closing tight around it all.

Why is Lillian here? How is she supposed to help these new friends? And – most importantly – what happens if she fails?

An exciting tale in the magical Kingdoms and Empires world, where seemingly disparate elements are spun until all is revealed as one delicious, tantalising whole.

If you’d like to win a copy, simply tell us about an ordinary item that’s magical for YOU (in ONE sentence). Our favourite three entries will win a copy!

Entries close midday (Syd/Melb time) Monday 20 November.

THIS COMPETITION HAS NOW CLOSED. THANKS FOR YOUR ENTRIES! WINNERS WILL BE CONTACTED BY EMAIL AND ANNOUNCED IN OUR NEWSLETTER.

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