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By: Francesca Bell

The Twins from Corncockle Bottom

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“I’ve finally got a bedroom to myself,” called out Hannah, busily putting toys and books neatly on a shelf.

“Me too,” shouted her brother Jack excitedly from the room next door as he shoved things under the bed that he couldn’t find a home for.

A new house at last.  What could possibly go wrong?

But all is not as it seems as earlier that day …….

 “Mum,” said Poppy, “I’ve got to make a house out of a shoebox for homework and it has to be back in on Monday.”

“No,” Sophie corrected her, “the house has to be in the shoebox, I think.”

“Well, I thought Mrs Hayes actually said a garden anyway,” retorted Poppy, “not a house.”

“I know what,” said mum trying to quickly diffuse the situation and keep the peace, “we’ll do both – a house and a garden in a shoebox, how about that?”

And so it was that, due to Poppy Wilson’s daydreaming, her homework assignment quite literally took on a life of it’s own.

With a little bit of magic, she and her two sisters are led into a tiny world full of mysteries and mishaps.

Francesca Bell had a long-held dream to write books. The Twins from Corncockle Bottom is the fulfilment of this dream. It was inspired by the vivid imaginations of not only her three granddaughters but the pupils at the local school where, as a volunteer, she listened to young children not only while they read but also as they regaled her with tall tales and snippets of stories from their own lives.


When not writing she might be found meandering by the rivers and canals near her home in Hebden Bridge with her beloved cocker spaniel, Snoopy.


In her life before becoming an author Francesca owned and ran a busy restaurant and was then the executive assistant to the CEO of a large NHS Trust.


Her next book, continuing the adventures of the twins, will be out shortly.

Customer Reviews
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  • tsm892

    this book is so good and has a really interesting plot! Very unique and an amazing read.

  • BettyM

    Managed to get hold of a complimentary copy. Couldn't put it down - just had to keep turning the pages. Can't wait to see what happens in the next book.

  • JennyG

    Exciting and intriguing. Excellently written. A must read whether you’re 9 or 99. Very lucky to receive a complimentary copy and couldn’t put it down. The characters are so lifelike that you become immersed in their lives and adventures. Really looking forward to book two.

  • Jon

    Great read! Can’t wait for the next installment!

  • Janet R

    Read it to my 12 year old grandson who absolutely loved it - and so did I. We’re both looking forward to the next instalment!

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