The Secrets of Billie Bright

Billie Bright’s family is pretty big for one that’s got somebody missing. There’s Billie, who is just starting secondary school. There are her three big brothers, and her dad, who runs the cafe under their flat. Life’s loud but Billie likes it, even without her mum there anymore. But starting school means making new friends and dealing with grown-up problems. At home, it feels like her brothers are keeping secrets from her. And when Billie decides to do a school project on her mum, she ends up finding out all kinds of stuff she never expected!

  • Part of a heartwarming new series by Susie Day
  • A touching story of families, secrets and changes
  • Susie Day won a BBC Talent Children’s Fiction Prize
  • “Lovely and diverse and just awesome” – Goodreads

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  • Susie Day

    Susie Day grew up in Penarth, Wales, with a lisp and a really unfortunate first name.

    Her many careers have included guiding tourists, professional nappy-changing, teaching small people how many beans make five and taller people how to interrogate the beans from a post-structuralist perspective, and herding boarding school students – but she always wanted to be a writer. She firmly believes in the dictum “write what you know”, which is why this book is about cake, watching telly, and helpless romantic flailitude.

    Susie lives in Oxford, and is probably drinking a cup of tea right now (she usually has one around this time of day).

    Her first novel, BIG WOO!, was published in 2008: “I honestly don’t think I’ve ever laughed so hard while reading … very highly recommended” Chicklish.

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