File-share pirates, beware:

May those who steal this book or distribute it in its electronic form without payment and to the disadvantage of author and illustrator be cursed and see their tools and accomplices turning against them.
May all their endeavours fail and friendships break until the day they make amends.

The characters and events described in my books are fictitious. Any similarity to any person living or dead is merely coincidental. Where historic events and characters are concerned, in certain cases incidents, characters and timelines have been changed for dramatic purposes. Any references to real people and events are for illustrative purposes only.

All rights reserved. No parts of my publications may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted, in any form or by any mean, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording or otherwise, without the prior permission of the copyright owner (that would be me!), and so on, and so forth.

The copyright for all illustrations by Amandine de Villeneuve is with Amandine de Villeneuve. For her work, the same disclaimer applies.

In other words: buy the books, don’t copy them. Don’t put them online. Don’t scan and distribute them. Miss Collingwood and Mlle de Villeneuve are poor, suffering artists. Poor, suffering artists who’d learn very soon of any fishy goings-on with their work on the internet…!