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When Ibby is sent to stay with her aunt, she discovers her two troublesome boy cousins, Francis and Alex, playing with an old box of magic tricks they found in the attic.

Ibby is sure that magic isn't real – until she sees Francis sitting at the bottom of the biscuit tin, magically miniaturised by Alex. After that, nothing is what it seems.

A joyful, quirky tale about real magic and the magic of family life and friendships.

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Author notes

'I once dreamed that I was in an unfamiliar house, looking in on two boys' bedrooms. I knew they were boys' rooms because of the stuff inside: posters, footballs, model soldiers, a metal detector etc. They ended up being the bedrooms of Alex and Francis in The Boy in the Biscuit Tin.'


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