Author(s): Jacqueline Harvey
Alice-Miranda is set for a luxurious cruise aboard the royal yacht Octavia, where the wedding of Aunt Charlotte and the famous actor Lawrence Ridley will be taking place. All her family and lots of her friends will be there But it's not just the rumours of a jewel thief onboard giving Alice-Miranda one of her strange feelings. Why does the ship's doctor look so familiar? And who is the shy blond boy hiding in one of the suites? Can Alice-Miranda solve the mystery in time for the celebrations?
Jacqueline Harvey is an award-winning, best-selling children's author from Australia. A former teacher and Deputy Headmistress, she writes the very popular Alice-Miranda books and has recently launched a spin-off series about a lovely little girl called Clementine Rose.
Jacqueline is travelling in the UK and Singapore in early 2013, introducing Alice-Miranda and Clementine Rose and having a wonderful time meeting children and visiting schools. She likes to write her books with a view - preferably of the ocean, but she is not averse to the countryside either.
Jacqueline Harvey has spent her working life teaching in girls' boarding schools. She is pleased to say that she has never yet encountered a headmistress like Miss Grimm, but she has come across quite a few girls who remind her a little of Alice-Miranda. Jacqueline has published three novels for young readers. Her first picture book, The Sound of the Sea, was awarded Honour Book in the 2006 CBC Awards. She is currently working on Alice-Miranda's next adventure.