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Iceni Magazine | August 16, 2022

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Local Author Releases Hit Children’s Book

Finny’s Star

Author and Attleborough resident Sam Bartram has released his debut novel Finny’s Star

Finny’s Star is a mystery and adventure novel for children and is targeted at the 9 to 13 year age range. Finny’s Star has already featured in Amazon’s top 50 Bestselling Mysteries and Detective Stories for Children.

Finny’s Star tells the story of Peter, a thirteen-year-old boy whose life is turned upside down by the death of his best friend, Finny. Concerned about their son’s struggle to cope with this shocking turn of events, Peter’s parents decide to take him away on holiday to a remote Scottish island, hoping that a change of scenery might help. Despite his initial reluctance, Peter is surprised when he starts to enjoy the holiday, helped in no small part by making a new friend who is intent on showing him the beauty of her island. However, it starts to become clear that not all is not as it seems on the island. Mysterious events and chance meetings with a host of unusual characters lead Peter to become embroiled in the adventure of a lifetime.

Sam Bartram

Author and Attleborough resident Sam Bartram

Sam Bartram, Author: “When writing Finny’s Star, my intention was to create a story that the whole family could enjoy together. Finny’s Star is a classic adventure story, with a cast of eccentric and larger-than-life characters. It is also very much a study in friendship and the important role that friends play in our lives. I am very excited and proud to have finally realised the ambition of a lifetime in writing this book”

Finny’s Star can be purchased on Amazon via the below link:


Sam Bartram lives in Attleborough with his wife and two young children. Sam previously attended Wymondham High School and has a degree in History and Education Studies from Bishop Grosseteste University, Lincoln. When he is not writing, Sam enjoys running, singing, watching sport (particularly Norwich City FC), travelling, theatre, film and spending time with his friends and family. ‘Finny’s Star’ is the debut novel from Sam Bartram.


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