Saturday, April 13th, 2024
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Sevenoaks Author Releases New Children’s Book “Secrets At No.6” – Can You Solve The Mystery?

Bookworms will rejoice in hearing that Sevenoaks’ very own children’s author, Jemma Hatt, has released a new book for kids to get their noses into. Just in time for the upcoming bank holidays and the school holidays ahead – music to every parent’s ears!

‘Secrets at No. 6’ has just hit the shelves (and online shopping carts). If you’re fan of Jemma’s work on her award-winning mystery series, ‘The Adventurers’, then ‘Secrets at No. 6’ will not disappoint.

Aimed at children between the ages of 8-12 years old, the book hits the sweet spot of being historical without being overwhelming and fast-paced and fun to keep young readers hooked from the very first page. As Jemma told us, “My number one priority is enjoyment: reading for pleasure and having fun.”


Did you know that kids who read 20 minutes every day or more can learn upward of two million words annually! According to The Literacy Trust, “children who are the most engaged with reading and writing are three times more likely to have higher levels of mental wellbeing than children who are the least engaged.”

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Secrets At No. 6 – what’s the plot?

Jemma transports us back to a time over 100 years ago to Edwardian London. From the streets of the East End to the gated townhouses of Belgravia, the charming cast of characters become the unlikeliest of companions. Despite their different backgrounds, their friendship proves true as they work together in this captivating adventure, full of mystery, action and intrigue – it’s a real page-turner!

Here’s the story plot:

“Edwardian London, a forbidden friendship and a house filled with secrets …

A robbery rocks the entire household of No.6, and everyone is a suspect. Twelve-year-old trainee housemaid Alice and reclusive young aristocrat Theo are determined to solve the case. As they investigate upstairs and downstairs to track down the culprit, the mystery deepens and danger looms closer.

Join them in an adventure spanning the grand streets of Belgravia to the Docklands of the East End in their headlong race to uncover the truth.”



Buy the book here

You can purchase Secrets at No.6 on Amazon here.

It’s available as a paperback, Kindle edition AND audiobook (perfect for long drives in the car).

You can even grab an extra special SIGNED edition of the book from Jemma’s website here.


A note on the importance of supporting local authors

Shopping and eating locally are becoming more of a social norm but are you reading locally too? There are many reasons why you should support local authors, from boosting the local economy to feeling more connected to where you live. Check out your local library and local literary events to get supporting.

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About Jemma Hatt

“Reading has always been one of my favourite things to do; during reading hour at primary school I would become so absorbed in imaginary worlds that at the end my name would have to be called several times before I’d notice!”

Everyone is a storyteller – that’s what Jemma believes. Reading and creative writing can benefit children to no end; from personal development and problem-solving to expanding the imagination and enhancing play behaviour.

It’s not just the kids, adults are fans of Jemma’s work too with stories taking them back to simpler times in their childhood.

Sharing her stories and talents with the community, Jemma is an author supporter for the national literacy charity, Coram Beanstalk, and donates books to the children’s wards at Maidstone Hospital. She’s previously been involved with Friends for Families too. You can check out Jemma’s impressive resume of author visits, school visits and writing workshops here.

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