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Book Spotlight: The Whistler in the Dark by Victoria Williamson


Book Spotlight The Whistler in the Dark by Victoria Williamson

Book Spotlight

The Whistler in the Dark by Victoria Williamson

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Today I'm part of a virtual book tour organised by The Write Reads for The Whistler in the Dark by Victoria Williamson. The tour for ‘The Whistler in the Dark' will run from 11th - 21st September 2023. 

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Publisher: Scotland Street Press

Length: 200 Pages

Genre: Historical fantasy

Age Category: Middle Grade

Date Published: 21st September 2023


Book synopsis for The Whistler in the Dark by Victoria Williamson

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Scotland, 158 AD, is a divided country.

On one side of the Antonine Wall, thirteen-year-old Felix is trying to become a good Roman soldier like his father. On the other, twelve-year old Jinny is vowing revenge on the ‘metal men’ who have invaded her Damnonii tribe’s homeland. At the Damnonii’s sacred circle of standing stones, her planned attack on Felix goes badly wrong, awakening a legend that threatens to bring fire and destruction down on them all.

Can Jinny and Felix overcome their differences and soothe the stones back to sleep before it’s too late?

Where to find The Whistler in the Dark by Victoria Williamson online: 


About the author

About the author 

Victoria Wiliamson Author of The Whistler in the Dark

Victoria Williamson is an award-winning author who grew up in Scotland surrounded by hills, books, and an historical farm estate which inspired many of her early adventure stories and spooky tales. After studying Physics at the University of Glasgow, she set out on her own real-life adventures, which included teaching maths and science in Cameroon, training teachers in Malawi, teaching English in China and working with children with additional support needs in the UK. Victoria currently works part time writing KS2 books for the education company Twinkl and spends the rest of her time writing novels, and visiting schools, libraries and literary festivals to give author talks and run creative writing workshops.

Victoria’s previous novels include The Fox Girl and the White Gazelle, The Boy with the Butterfly Mind, Hag Storm, and War of the Wind. She has won the Bolton Children’s Fiction Award 2020/2021, The YA-aldi Glasgow Secondary School Libraries Book Award 2023, and has been shortlisted for the Week Junior Book Awards 2023, The Leeds Book Awards 2023, the Red Book Award 2023, the James Reckitt Hull Book Awards 2021, The Trinity School Book Awards 2021, and longlisted for the ABA South Coast Book Awards 2023, the Waterstones Children’s Book Prize 2020, and the Branford Boase Award 2019.

Her latest novel, The Pawnshop of Stolen Dreams, is a middle grade fantasy inspired by classic folklore. Twenty percent of the author royalties for this book are donated to CharChar Literacy, an organisation working to improve children’s literacy levels in Malawi.

You can find out more about Victoria’s books, school visits and free resources for schools on her website:

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Book Spotlight The Whistler in the Dark by Victoria Williamson

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