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The Tale of Truthwater Lake
Written by:
Emma Carroll 
Read by:
Eleanor Bennett 
Unabridged CD Audio Book 
Number of CDs:
7 hours 26 minutes 
December 01 2022 
Available Date:
December 01 2022 
Age Category:
Children (10+) 
Fiction; Adventure; Children; Children's Fiction; Fantasy 
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Bestselling author
Award winning author

Longlisted The Young Quills Awards 2023
Nominated The Yoto Carnegie Medal for Writing 2024

The future has a lot to learn from the past. From award-winning author, Emma Carroll, comes a time-travelling adventure that explores the before and aftermath of global warming.

It’s 2032 and Britain is facing yet another heatwave. Temperatures are breaking all records, and now government curfews are in place to ensure people stay indoors out of the sun. But it’s also the school holidays and Polly Carraway is fed up. When a late night beach swim goes horribly wrong she’s relieved to be sent away, with her troubled brother Joel, to stay with their aunt, whose house is on the banks of a reservoir. On arriving Polly’s shocked to see Truthwater Lake is drying up. As the water level drops, a lost village emerges. And even here, in the countryside, it’s still too hot to sleep. Swimming in the lake at midnight, Polly dives down and is suddenly able to breathe, to touch rooftops and see gravestones and hear bird song ... Has Polly found a gateway into the past?

'A superb feat of storytelling.'
Hilary McKay, author of The Skylarks' War

'The Hilary Mantel of children's fiction.' (on The Week at Worlds End)
The Telegraph

'Emma Carroll ... rightfully owns the title "Queen of Historical Fiction". A totally thrilling read.' (on Secrets of a Sun King)