Author of Darkmere
About Helen Maslin
Helen Maslin lives in Cheltenham with her husband and two young sons. She has studied English, history and art history, which remain her chief interests. She also runs an art club at her children's primary school.
Helen's art club is fun but always very messy. Her favourite things are brightly-coloured hair, Peter Lorre's voice, the smell of new books, Roy Lichtenstein's art, niceness and cake. Darkmere is her debut novel.
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TOP 5 FRIDAY: Castles
Oh, to be lord or lady of one's own castle. The turrets! The moats! The ... other castley bits! Unfortunately, unless you're a royal in medieval Germany or a knight of the round table, the likeliness of owning your own castle is slim - luckily, there's a ton of children's books out there which describe beautiful castles so vividly that you almost feel like you're there living in them.