Ally Sherrick

Ally Sherrick

Ally Sherrick

Ally has a BA in medieval history and French from the University of Newcastle and an MA in Writing for Children at the University of Winchester. She has spent much of her professional career working in public relations and marketing. Now, though, she is lucky enough to spend most of her time dreaming up characters and plots and getting them down on paper before they have a chance to escape.

BLACK POWDER, her debut middle grade novel about a boy caught up in the infamous Gunpowder Plot, won the 2017 Historical Association’s Young Quills Award (‘Primary’ category) and a North Somerset Teachers’ Book Award 2017 (‘Moving on’ category) and was shortlisted for a number of other regional and national awards. Her second novel, THE BURIED CROWN, set during World War Two, but interwoven with a touch of Anglo-Saxon magic, was published by Chicken House books in April 2018.

Ally is married and lives with her husband and assorted garden wildlife in Farnham, Surrey.

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Our chat with Ally…

The Buried CrownIt’s World War Two and Britain is on the brink of invasion.

Londoner George has been sent to live in the countryside while his brother and guardian, Charlie, trains as a fighter pilot. But the war is closer than he thinks. An ancient burial ground nearby contains a priceless treasure, a magical Anglo-Saxon crown Hitler is desperate to possess. Alongside Kitty, the granddaughter of a Jewish archaeologist, George must find and protect the crown from the Nazi invaders before it’s too late …



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