Eve Ainsworth

  • Duckling

  • Duckling's a nickname Lucy has never been able to shake off. And, if she's honest, maybe it suits her. She just isn't the type to socialise with other people. She likes to keep herself to herself. You might say she's reluctant to leave her nest.

    Lucy's life is small, but safe. She's got a good routine. But all that's about to change.

    When Lucy's neighbour asks her to look after her little girl for a couple of hours - and then doesn't come back - Lucy is suddenly responsible for someone other than herself.

    It takes courage to let the outside world in, and Lucy's about to learn there's much more to life - but only if she's brave enough to spread her wings...

Eve Ainsworth is an award-winning and Carnegie nominated children's author, for both middle grade and teen readers. She has vast experience working as a public speaker and creative workshop coordinator for schools, libraries and other events both nationally and internationally. Eve was born and raised in Crawley, West Sussex and is one of seven children. After her degree, she had a varied background working within HR and Recruitment roles, before landing a job she loved - mentoring and supporting challenging and vulnerable students in a large secondary school. Eve is fiercely proud of her working class roots and her large, loud family. She still lives in Crawley with her husband, two children and dog. DUCKLING is her debut novel.

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