Priscilla Masters

Mr Bateman's Garden

Mr Bateman's Garden


When Gulliver Thornton and his sister, Charlotte, climb the Great Wall of China into the gardens of Biddulph Grange; they enter an enchanted world ruled by the evil ape – Thoth. Follow their adventures through an ancient tomb of Egypt, a Scottish Glen and a mystical Willow Pattern Garden. Will they and their friends find a way to free the gardens from the tyranny of Lord Thoth and his terrifying army?

Priscilla Masters is the author of more than twenty crime novels – ten featuring Detective Inspector Joanna Piercy, set in the town of Leek and the surrounding Staffordshire Moorlands – and one historical romantic mystery.

Mr Bateman's Garden, her only children's book, is set in the Victorian gardens of Biddulph Grange in Staffordshire – an amazing Victorian creation by James Bateman to showcase his collection of plants from around the world, which includes the oldest surviving golden larch in Britain, brought from China in the 1850s.

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