The Thames & Tide Club is hidden at Mudlarking locations around the UK!

“Mudlarking was treasure-hunting. It was story-finding. It was magic.”

The Book Fairies have been sharing copies of The Thames and Tide Club: The Secret City! We found some great places for mudlarking and treasure hunting…

About the book:

An exciting new adventure series for young readers from Carnegie Medal winner Katya Balen, author of October, October and The Light in Everything

Clem and her friends Ash and Zara are members of the Thames and Tide Club! Every weekend they go mudlarking by the river, searching for treasures that have washed up on the shore. Clem has found old things, new things and a whole heap of rubbish. But one day, she finds something really special. Something magical that belongs in the river and must be returned to its rightful owner … or else.

Before they know it, the Thames and Tide Club are on the weirdest, wildest, underwater-iest adventure they could possibly have imagined on a mission to save Underwater London!

Happy finders!

We absolutely love hearing from happy finders of the books we leave behind. Today we received SO many photos and messages, including a very special one indeed. One little girl found the book, immediately started reading it, and was hooked to the point of reading as she was walking along. In the photograph her mother sent us, she is walking right past what looks like a mudlarking group! How perfect!!!

Want to get your hands on a copy?

This book is OUT NOW in all good bookshops – and you can ask them to order you a copy if it’s not in stock! If you’d prefer to order online, you can still support your local indies by ordering The Thames and Tide Club from

Would you like to be a book fairy?

We would LOVE for you to join us! Book lovers unite! All you need is some books to share, some official book fairy stickers, perhaps some ribbon, and definitely the desire to share your books with the next readers!

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