The Mystery of Wickworth Manor

Paige Owens – bright, cheeky and confident – can’t wait to go to secondary school. Curtis Okafor, shy and wary, isn’t so sure. The only thing they share in common is the first letter of their surnames, which is how they are thrown together on a school trip to the local stately home. There, Curtis finds a portrait of a young black servant dressed in livery. But why is the portrait hidden in a bedroom, and not in pride of place beside the other portraits? Then Paige finds an intriguing letter written over two hundred years ago by Miss Verity Burton, who used to live at the Manor. What secret is this old house hiding? Paige and Curtis, in their very different ways, decide to find out. And what they dig up is not just an adventure but a ghost story with its roots in the slave trade…

most of you liked this

Recent reviews

  • I loved this book

    8 March 2014

  • liked it

    I really like this book. I thought the ending wasn’t the best though.

    4 March 2014

  • I really wanna read this!It looks awesome!

    8 March 2013

  • This is about two different children who discover the mystery of wick worth manor.

    4 March 2013

  • liked it

    I loved the original characters Elen Caldecott writes about and I could imagine the manor perfectly. But there was something lacking… I am currently reading another one of her books and I enjoy it alot more!

    8 December 2012

See all reviews

Who's reading this?

We want to read this book

All people who want to read this


  • Photo of Elen Caldecott

    Elen Caldecott

    Elen Caldecott writes stories where very ordinary people do very extraordinary things! Her new book The Mystery of Wickworth Manor is out now.

Look inside

  • Preview 0
  • Preview 1
  • Preview 2
  • Preview 3
  • Preview 4
  • Preview 5
  • Preview 6
  • Preview 7
  • Preview 8
  • Preview 9
  • Preview 10
  • Preview 11
  • Preview 12

Rate this book

  1. loved it
  2. liked it
  3. okay
  4. not for me
  5. rubbish
Write about this book