Helenka Stachera

Fin and the Memory Curse
  • Fin and the Memory Curse

  • A chilling Victorian London adventure about one girl's mission to break a centuries-old curse with her long-lost family at its heart - perfect for fans of Cogheart and The Castle of Tangled Magic.

    Fin is a foundling growing up in the Hackney marshes, living in a tiny attic and selling leeches for a living. When she accidentally discovers she is the lost-lost child of a rich Polish family called the Kaminskis, she is swept up into a supernatural adventure where she has to use everything she has learned on the streets of London and deep in the marshes to stay alive.

    For the Kaminskis are haunted by an ancient evil - and Fin is the key to stopping it forever . . .

    PRAISE FOR THE ICE WHISPERERS:

    'Heart-warming, adventurous and thought-provoking . . . An enchanting debut from Helenka Stachera' - Sophie Kirtley, author of The Wild Way Home

    'A gorgeously-written book full of magic and adventure' - Radiya Hafiza, author of Rumaysa: A Fairytale

Helenka grew up in a yellow-brick house in the woods with her British mother and Polish father, which stoked her lifelong obsession with fairytales and legends. A Bath Spa graduate who now lives in Bristol with her husband, Helenka wrote her magical debut novel to explore themes of family and belonging that, as an adopted daughter, are very close to her heart.

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