The Whisperling Twins

The Whisperling Twins


From the author of the Branford Boase long-listed debut The Whisperling, comes the next adventure in the legacy...

Gloucester, 1918.

Nin and Lemon Esmond share a special bond. They're sisters - twins - whisperlings. Which means they have the power to speak with ghosts.

Britain is at war, and Lemon - the more daring of the pair - is frustrated that they have to stay at home. Surely they can use their special gift to help in some way?

Nin doesn't share her sister's need for adventure, but when they see reports of missing whisperlings in the papers, the twins know they must work together to solve what's happening...before they're next.

Yet what awaits them on the dark streets of Gloucester isn't simply an adventure, but a battle of their very own...

Praise for The Whisperling:

'One of the best debuts I've read in YEARS!' - Emma Carroll

'A thrilling Gothic page-turner' - Jacqueline Wilson

'A captivating and spine-tingling read...paints a vivid picture of the Victorian era' - BookTrust

'Sends multiple shivers down the spine and delivers thrilling twists along the way' - LoveReading4Kids


  • Brilliantly enchanting, eerie & enthralling!
    Jo Clarke, author of the Travelling School Mysteries

About the author

Hayley Hoskins

Long-listed for the Bath Children's Novel award, Hayley Hoskins writes in the space between family and work, with much support from her writing group.
Mum to a teenage boy, she spends a disproportionate amount of time hoping that her son's life is far less complicated than those of the characters in her books, and trying to ensure he becomes a 'good egg'.
Originally from the Forest of Dean, Hayley lives with her family and hairy breeze-block of a dog in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire. Her debut children's novel, The Whisperling, was long-listed for the Branford Boase Award. The follow up, The Whisperling Twins, publishes in summer 2024.
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