The Secret Viking Adventure

Coffin-stealing. Boat-burning. Telling whopping lies. Carla’s crazy plan includes them all! Carla’s grandpa has died – but he’s left her a letter telling her about his secret dream. Now it’s up to Carla to give him his last dying wish: a real Viking funeral. To make it happen she’ll have to break the law, and every rule she’s ever known. But it’s worth it to send him off in a blaze of glory. Sometimes you have to do what’s wrong to do what’s right…

  • A dark, funny and moving tale of love and farewells
  • Hugely original storytelling from a top-league talent
  • Ally Kennen is the author of The Everything Machine
  • Her other books include The Midnight Pirates and Beast

“Has a beautiful emotional intelligence and humour.” The Times

“Enterprising writing of a high calibre.” Independent on Sunday

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    Ally Kennen

    Ally Kennen grew up in an isolated farm on Exmoor, with no flushing toilet, dead tadpoles in the taps, and annual rat infestations. Throughout her childhood the farm was a foster home to many children and teenagers. Ally has worked as a classroom assistant, nursery nurse, museum guard and archaeologist.


    Ally Kennen won the Manchester Book Award for her first novel Beast, and both the Leicester Book of the Year and North East Book Award for Beserk.

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