The Gallery.

Fitzgerald, Laura Marx.

Picture of The Gallery.
Lively and fast-moving, this inventive mystery successfully incorporates history, art, and literary classics. In 1928, twelve-year-old Martha is forced by circumstances to work for the wealthy Sewell family as a maid. She finds it is a house of secrets, discovers that the lady of the house, Rose, who refuses to leave her room, may not be crazy as others say. Ages 10-14.


SKU: 9780142427705


It's 1929, and twelve-year-old Martha's troublemaking ways have gotten her kicked out of school. She has no choice but to join her mother and work in the kitchen for the wealthy Sewell family. Everyone says that heiress Rose Sewell is crazy, and Martha agrees - until she realises that Rose, an eccentric who refuses to leave her room, may be trying to communicate with the outside world through the paintings she sends down to the main floor of the house. If Martha's right, then Rose isn't a hermit - she's being kept prisoner in her own home. But by whom...and why? In a household filled with secrets, the answers are not always clear, and no one is quite who they say. It's up to Martha to figure out the truth in order to save Rose, her family - and herself.

Book Details

Author Fitzgerald, Laura Marx.
Format PB
Publisher Penguin Putnam Inc
Imprint Puffin
Publish Date 6/06/2017
Catalogue Mid18
Catalogue book number 6506