Marnie Forbes Eldridge

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Course studied: MA Writing for Young People
Graduating year: 2019

Marnie is a theatre practitioner, writer, actor and director, having worked with the Royal Shakespeare Company, RADA, and many other theatres and schools throughout the UK. When she was little, she wanted to be a cowboy, a detective, an archaeologist and a time traveller; she settled for creating stories and being all those things.

Marnie was born in Germany, was Canadian until she was 11, and now lives near Avebury with her husband and two daughters. She was named Marjorie but couldn’t pronounce that and called herself Marnie. The name stuck, as did the love of adventure, stories, myth and folklore. Her world is one of the contemporary, that dances with the classical, fantastic and mysterious.

About The Code in the Castle

Work out codes, navigate hidden passageways and find the answers to puzzles in this contemporary Famous Five meets Sherlock Holmes STEM adventure.

Mikey Midwinter loves codes, The Hound of the Baskervilles and mysteries, so when for the winter holidays he visits his cousins at Crag Castle, the scene is set for an adventure to take place.

Strange lights signal across the moor at night. Secret tunnels are found within the heart of the castle. Mysterious codes are left for the children and then Uncle Aary goes missing...

It’s a race against time to crack the codes, find the missing scientist and stop the terrorists.

Can the children work it out?

The game is afoot.

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