Poppy’s Quest

Poppy's QuestThe amazing adventures of an 11 year old girl whose father disappeared in Australia when she was five. Poppy is sure he is still alive and will come home one day. But she must find him soon, because her mother has a new boyfriend.  And Poppy has his horrible son and daughter to cope with.

She is very excited when she sees her friend Daisy’s grandmother swing a ring on a ribbon to determine the sex of an unborn child. Could the ancient craft of dowsing lead her to her father?

Important exams are looming, but she neglects her schoolwork to practise with her pendulum. But how can she get to Australia? Will she succeed? Is her father still alive?

Cover artwork by Katy Sleight

For 8-11 year-olds

Read a sample online

How to buy Poppy’s Quest

You can order Poppy’s Quest (ISBN 978-1-4658-0955-1) online in your preferred format from http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/78897

Or buy for Kindle from Amazon worldwide for the equivalent of $2.99. ASIN:B00AFF9KVU  (this link is to UK store)


A loveable and strong-willed heroine totally engages the reader in her engrossing adventures. A thoroughly enjoyable book. Mary Spain

I so enjoyed reading it. It is exciting and challenging, the characters come to life and are very believable and convincing. Ann E Barter

The style is captivating. The delicacy with which it handles family emotional disturbance when remarriage and kids are at the centre of the plot is very fine. Bev Cameron

Delightful story. I loved the information about dowsing and the idea that anyone can learn to do it. Sylvia Clare (author of Trusting Your Intuition).


Dowsing has been around for thousands of years and is still used today to locate water, underground utility services, and missing things.

Anyone can learn to do it, but please remember: it does not work if you are emotionally attached to the answer!

The British Society of Dowsers website: www.britishdowsers.org has masses of information about books and courses on dowsing.