‘I really enjoyed this book because it was so full of twists and turns. I loved Fleur because she is so feisty and care-free. The story is always changing so you never really get bored. There also wasn’t anything I really disliked about the story, I think it was great.’ — Sophie Nicholson (age 13), Antrim ‘Two strands are linked quite magically, in a poetic narrative which demonstrates the manner in which the power of the creative imagination can act as a bulwark against the hardships which life inflicts.’ — The Irish Times The Irish Times ‘Her lyrical use of language and imagery shines through … ideal for reading aloud and would make a great class reader as there is so much to talk about.’ — Irish Independent Irish Independent Robert Dunbar’s top 30 Books of the Year 2007. ‘A boy’s love of words and his ambitions to be a writer are skilfully blended with his search for his missing father.’ — The Irish Times The Irish Times ‘Children love secrets and mystery and this story is full of both.’ — The Sunday Tribune The Sunday Tribune ‘One of the most attractive books of the year. This is a well-paced, beautifully written thriller, gripping and moving.’ — Celia Keenan – Sunday Independent The Sunday Independent ‘If you are looking for an original story, Enda Wyley’s The Silver Notebook is a beautifully written and intriguing mystery in which a notebook changes a young boy’s life forever.’ — Alison Walsh – Sunday Independent The Sunday Independent ‘Has an excellent surprise ending … an engaging and easily digested book and should prove appealing to readers aged over 10.’ — Evening Echo Evening Echo ‘Written with poetic sensitivity and structures with great skill… a remarkably assured performance. Very warmly recommended.’ — Inis Magazine Inis Magazine ‘A creative masterpiece.’ — Irish Examiner The Irish Examiner
Timothy Finn is a boy with two dreams and a mystery to solve. The notebook that arrives out of the blue on Timothy’s birthday changes his life forever. It is a gift from Timothy’s father. But who is his father, and why has he suddenly entered Timothy’s life? His mother keeps secrets, and Timothy is confused. Then there is the mysterious writer who lives in the woods: does this mystery man hold the answer to Timothy’s dreams – to find his father and to become a writer? With the help of his best friend Fleur, Timothy sets out to uncover the riddle of his past. With clues throughout the story that allow the reader to try to solve the mystery of Timothy’s origins, this is a beautifully written and memorable adventure story.