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The Dangerous Discoveries of Gully Potchard

An improbable hero and a spine-tingling adventure . . .

Author Julia Lee

Suitable for:  9+ boys and girls

Price:  £6.99

ISBN: 978-0-19-273369-6
Publication date: 07/08/2014
Paperback: 320 pages
Dimensions: 198x129mm

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Gully Potchard's just an ordinary boy - he never meant to cause any trouble. But when an old acquaintance comes knocking, it isn't long before Gully is tangled up in a mess of mischief and skulduggery. As a storm rages and a fire blazes, Gully discovers that he has an extraordinary skill that might just make him an unlikely hero after all . . .


  • A thrilling, fast-paced adventure mystery with magic, skulduggery, and derring-do! The most fun you can have with a book!
  • Featuring a wonderfully-drawn cast of quirky and memorable characters where the children are the real heroes.
  • Extremely appealing hero whose triumph is all the sweeter for his ordinariness.
  • Previous title: The Mysterious Misadventures of Clemency Wrigglesworth 9780192733672.
  • A darkly atmospheric Victorian setting made familiar by classics such as Oliver Twist, Sherlock Holmes, and The Secret Garden.
  • Perfect for fans of Lemony Snicket and Eva Ibbotson.
  • Available as an eBook (9780192733702).

This page was last updated on 01 June 2020 at 04:30 GMT


  • For The Mysterious Misadventures of Clemency Wrigglesworth: 'This is a glorious mix of the essences of The Secret Garden, the Lemony Snicket books and a large dollop of inventiveness. It really is a wonderful read.' -
  • For The Mysterious Misadventures of Clemency Wrigglesworth: 'There's skulduggery, dark secrets and derring-do ahoy in this Victorian mystery adventure with a dash of dark humour.' - The Bookseller
  • Filled with clever coincidences, startling suspense and non-stop cliff-hangers - Freya Sutcliff, HNR [Historical Novel Review]
  • Written with Lee's trademark style, wit, colourful characterisation and seductive sense of place, this is a brilliant story for both boys and girls. - Lancaster Guardian
  • There are wonderful characters in this mix of humour and drama which makes it another good read for those of nine plus. - Caroline Franklin, Newbury Weekly News
  • ...exciting, breathtaking adventure with some very likeable, well rounded, unusual characters. It will keep you gripped to the end. - Debbie Williams, Primary Times
  • The story is beautifully written, the words are extremely descriptive - Kat Winter, The Guardian Children's Books
  • Unmissable ... hugely enjoyable from start to finish. - Peter Hollindale, The School Librarian
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