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Miranda misses her mum. The mum who used to laugh at her jokes and take her to Disneyworld. But something happened that stopped all that - now Miranda's mum is always hurrying away on another work trip and can barely look Miranda in the eye. So when Miranda is sent to spend the summer on August Isle, where her mum grew up, she is determined to unlock the secrets that are breaking her family apart.

Publishing in April 2019 – as THE SECRET SUMMER in the UK and as AUGUST ISLE in the US – this gripping middle grade novel is a must for anybody who loves mystery adventure with real heart.

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The Author

Ali Standish

Ali Standish was raised and now lives in North Carolina and spent several years as a teacher/program administrator in the Washington DC Public School system. She has an MFA in Children’s Writing from Hollins University. Classic in feel, thought-provoking and moving, THE ETHAN I WAS BEFORE is her debut novel.  It was published by Harper Collins (North America) and Orchard (UK) in 2017.  Her second book – AUGUST ISLE (North America)/THE SECRET SUMMER (US) – is published in Spring 2019.



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