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On the front of BfK this month is the cover of Yesterday by Adèle Geras. The artwork is by Carolyn Piggford. This book is one from the 'Teenage Memoirs' series published by Walker (see the article, All Their Yesterdays, in this issue) and Adèle, of course, is the subject of our Authorgraph - see centre-spread. Our thanks to Walker Books for their help in using this illustration.
Quaintly old-fashioned ingredients in this adventure yarn that's long on coincidence and short on plausibility. Twin protagonists in parents' off-season boarding house rumble dark secret of eccentric guest with aid of old photo discovered behind skirting board and long-hidden necklace. The plot gallops along at a lively enough pace to keep the reader engrossed. A thriller it isn't, but it should keep many 10-year-olds entertained.