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By: Wendy Hobbs

Claudia Quash and the Spell of Pencliff

Pages: 190 Ratings: 4.9
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On her thirteenth birthday, Claudia Quash receives a mysterious letter. It unlocks an unsolved crime, and Claudia has to clear her family name. Little does she know that she’ll be transported back in time into a magical world, where she also discovers special powers of her own. On her journey she’ll be chasing criminals, making new friends, and facing a dark terror that hovers over the land. If she can’t solve the mystery she might never return home…

Wendy Hobbs is a lawyer, Ambassador of Dreams and Wishes Charity, and the author of The Claudia Quash Series. Wendy is delighted that Claudia Quash and the Spell of Pencliff has had over 50 amazing Amazon reviews, and it has won a book award. The young adult fiction appeals to all ages and Wendy is thrilled that Claudia Quash has been described by reviewers as a ‘wonderful role model’ and a ‘unique and inspiring character’. Wendy wrote Claudia’s Special Wish for the charity, and she was honoured to have read it in the House of Commons and 10 Downing Street.


Customer Reviews
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10 reviews
  • Terri Kirk

    What a story - I was hooked.

    This book has it all., excitement, mystery and adventure to keep the reader engrossed and guessing as to what may happen next.. This would make an amazing film.

    Wales has its very own J K Rowling in Author Wendy Hobbs. Absolutely loved it

  • Liz

    Fantastic book. Most definitely recommend it. Will grip you from start to finish and you don’t want it to end . A great read for all ages.

  • Charlotte

    This book really captured our imagination and was loved by the whole family! Exciting, gripping and beautifully written.

  • Les

    A fantastic magical book that had me gripped right to the end. Claudia Quash is such an interesting character and l loved her unique ability and all of the twists and turns in the story. A great read and suitable for all ages. I can't wait for the next in the series!

  • John

    Great story and a great read
    Suitable for all ages and once you started the book you just can’t put it down

  • Jan R - Verified Purchase

    Sometimes you read a book that is so magical, it transports you out of the real world for a short while. The Spell of Pencliff is one of those such books. I bought it for my daughter but had a quick peep at the first page. I was hooked and read it all in one sitting. This has all the perfect ingredients of a children's story, but grown-ups, you're going to love it too. It brought to mind all of my favourite childhood books.

    The main character Claudia is a great role model for young children, caring and compassionate, yet feisty and adventurous. She was the perfect choice to take on a time-travelling magical adventure and I loved her feline companion Sekora. In fact, all of the characters were great and had some fantastic names. The story is easy enough for tweens to follow but full of enough well written twists to keep you engrossed. I was kept guessing throughout, carried along as the suspense built and secrets were revealed.

    The short chapters are an ideal length to read a chapter a night as a bedtime story but you're going to want to keep reading to the end - be warned. I'm looking forward to sharing this book with my children, I know they're going to enjoy it as much as I did. I also can't wait for the next book in what is going to be an amazing series.

  • Angie from Brighton

    Any young person or adult, for that matter, would love this fast-moving tale of magic and time travel. I just had to find out if Claudia can indeed save Daisy from the gallows. One of the best books I have read in a long time.

  • Steve J W Acfield

    This is how great adventures begin. When I read my first Harry Potter book I knew I was hooked. The spell of Pencliff hooked me quicker and by the close, I was yearning for book 2. This is fantasy with very real characters. Magic that bristles and tickles and delights the senses. Names that inspire visions of horror and humour in equal measure. Alice in Wonderland, Harry Potter and friends, and now we have Claudia Quash. If I could give it six stars, I would have. Go, Claudia

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