The Miraculous Sweet Makers: The Frost Fair, selected as Waterstones Children’s Book pick of November, is published in paperback with Harper Collins UK today!

This enthralling and enchanting debut tale by Natasha Hastings is a perfect wintery read for fans of Tamzin Merchant, Abi Elphinstone and Anna James. Indulge in a cosy adventure of deep friendship, magic and mystery as Natasha takes you on a captivating and haunting journey through The Great Frost of 1683, London.

Thomasina and her best friend Anne sell sweets on the frozen Thames, amid rumours of the magical Frost Fair that awakens there at night. They say if you can find the fair, Father Winter himself will grant you any wish.

And Thomasina has an impossible wish: the return of her twin brother, Arthur.

But once they discover Father Winter’s kingdom, Thomasina and Anne quickly realize the Frost Fair is not what it seems – and that some wishes never come for free.

Congratulations Natasha for this wonderful debut!

Available to buy in paperback here