Book review - Bring Me The Head of Ivy Pocket

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Book review - Bring Me The Head of Ivy Pocket

Ivy is up to her old tricks again trying to outrun Miss Always in her fight to save Rebecca from Prospa House and rescue Anastasia Radcliff from a fate worse than death. But why is she suddenly getting ill when she’s not supposed to?

This is the third book in the Ivy Pocket series, and I would recommend reading the first two before picking up this one. The storyline is quite complex and there are lots of different characters and pieces of information that unfold as the book goes on, so it’s well worth starting from the beginning if you haven’t already. The writing is very sophisticated, fast-paced and slapstick so a more advanced reader will perhaps find it easier. However, the exciting storyline and non-stop action is sure to draw readers in, many of whom might not have thought to pick up this sort of historical fiction before.

It’s a little bit wacky but it’s really quite fun. It has all the feel of Sherlock Holmes, but with a lot more nonsense!

In this final book, we see Ivy returning to London to try to solve the mystery of where Anastasia has been taken to, before returning to Prospa and rescuing her friend Rebecca. In order to find Anastasia, Ivy must go undercover at the Butterfield Hall birthday celebrations, and she really thinks she’s cracked her disguise - surely no one will recognise her with the fake nose, thick make-up and wig? But as usual her unique brand of conversation gives her away and she soon finds that she’s been led into a trap by her enemies. Fear not though, for Ivy Pocket is a quick thinker and can always get out of a sticky situation! But will she manage to rescue Anastasia, get her to safety and then go and find Rebecca Butterfield to bring back to this world? We won’t spoil the ending but this final instalment will definitely have you at the edge of your seat from the very first chapter to the final page.

Well worth a read! 

Bring Me The Head of Ivy Pocket by Caleb Krisp, illustrated by John Kelly and published by Bloomsbury

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