Grace put out her hand, almost touching the mirror. Her image did the same. 'There's another world in there.' 'We could float in and out of it.' Deep in a Derbyshire valley live two girls, twins, so alike they seem like one person, even their family can't tell them apart. But tragedy is waiting. When the valley is sold to be flooded for a huge dam, the villagers are forced to leave their homes. Deep secrets are uncovered. New characters enter their lives and desires, love and grief come to the surface.
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We should treasure writers like Berlie Doherty who are incapable of writing a mediocre sentence - Sunday Telegraph
Berlie Doherty has a magic in her . . . she uses words as if language had just been invented - TES
Berlie Doherty is a superb writer - Scotsman
[Berlie Doherty's] graceful, lyrical prose just floats from the page and you lose yourself in the worlds she creates - The Bookbag
An enchanting and irresistible read. Berlie Doherty manages to tell a story that delicately depicts themes of youth, change and conflict but also love and loss all in one fascinating story. - Bristol Evening Post
Deep Secret has all the masterly hallmarks of Berlie Doherty in the superb writing. A wonderful novel (with) a brilliantly paced plot. - The School Librarian
Deep Secret is poignant, thoroughly absorbing and wonderfully written, and must rank as one of Berlie Doherty's finest achievements. - Armadillo Magazine
This book was really good . . . it showed the human character well. - Chloe Ellis, St Thomas of Aquin's School (Teen Titles)
Berlie Doherty was born in Liverpool and writes for adults and children. Her first book, HOW GREEN YOU ARE! was published in 1982 and she has been a full-time, compulsive writer of novels, stories, poems and plays since then. She has written over forty books. In 2002 Berlie Doherty was awarded an honorary doctorate at the University of Derby for excellence in her field. She lives in Edale in the Peak District, where she spends her spare time walking, day-dreaming, and struggling to learn piano, violin and tin whistle.