“The classic story of smuggling and corruption retold for children growing in reading confidence. Evocatively illustrated by Alan Marks. The Usborne Reading Programme was developed with reading experts at the University of Roehampton. After stumbling upon a secret laid buried for hundreds of years, John Trenchard finds himself transported into a world of treachery, danger, and stolen diamonds. Will he survive and make it home to the girl he loves?”
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Rob Lloyd Jones was born in San Francisco but grew up in London. He studied Egyptology at University where he learnt hieroglyphics, and often goes on digs with the Egypt Exploration Society. He is a senior editor at Usborne, for whom he has written over thirty books – mostly historical non-fiction, but also adaptations of classics such as JEKYLL AND HYDE and THE COUNT OF MONTE CRISTO. Rob is also a volunteer reading helper at a primary school in Clerkenwell and wrote episodes of the children’s TV show ‘Bernard’s Watch’ for Carlton Kids. He lives in south London with his wife Sally, and 14-month-old son Otis.