Can You Keep a Secret?
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Our cover illustration this month is by Alan Lee from The Lord of the Rings by J R R Tolkien. The first-ever colour illustrated edition is now available from HarperCollins (0 261 102230 3) at £30.00. We thank them for their help in reproducing the cover of the book.
Clever use of language coupled with a dry, somewhat tongue-in-cheek, approach by the illustrator lifts this book into more than just an enjoyable interlude. Sophie has a secret which she shares with her best friend. The secret spreads like a game of Chinese Whispers altering slightly with each retelling until it finally comes back to Sophie changed out of all recognition! Sophie, however, is equal to the situation and neatly turns the table on them all.