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Twelve Nights

Twelve Nights

Kay's father is working late - as usual. Fed up, her mother bundles her daughters into the car and drives to her husband's Cambridge college to collect him herself. But when they arrive, the staff claim that nobody by his name has ever worked there . . . Kay is puzzled by her mot... read full description below.

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ISBN 9780141385556
Barcode 9780141385556
Published 29 October 2018 by Penguin
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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Author(s) By Zurcher, Andrew
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ISBN-13 9780141385556
ISBN-10 0141385553
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Penguin
Imprint Puffin
Publication Date 29 October 2018
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Zurcher, Andrew
Category Adventure Stories
Fantasy & Magical Realism
Number of Pages 448
Dimensions Width: 129mm
Height: 198mm
Spine: 27mm
Weight 309g
Interest Age 9-11 years
Reading Age 9-11 years
NBS Text Children's Fiction
ONIX Text Children/juvenile
Dewey Code 823.92
Catalogue Code 942692

Description of this Book

Kay's father is working late - as usual. Fed up, her mother bundles her daughters into the car and drives to her husband's Cambridge college to collect him herself. But when they arrive, the staff claim that nobody by his name has ever worked there . . . Kay is puzzled by her mother's reaction - silent tears, not anger and confusion. And what is even more puzzling is the card on her pillow when they return home- Will O. de Wisp, Gent. F.H.S.P. and Phillip R. T. Gibbet, Gent. F.H.S.P. K.Bith. REMOVALS. That night, Kay is woken by voices at her window- the voices of Will and Phillip, the Removers. But they are not human. And Kay shouldn't be able to see them. Except she can . . .

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review A sinister literary debut combining action and fantasy. * Daily Express * If you love Philip Pullman or CS Lewis, you'll love this dream-like read as much as we did. * Top of the Pops Magazine * It's a great beginning. Kay's a lovely protagonist. The jeopardy is strong and Zurcher's use of language is beautiful. He's a lyricist of an author which makes this not insubstantial novel quite easy to read. * Starburst Magazine * Packed full of a story that is bursting off the page and begging to be made into a Harry Potter like movie. This is one amazing book. * ThirteenFourteen *
UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 3 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

Andrew Zurcher is Director of Studies in English at Queens' College, Cambridge, and a leading international expert on the works of Spenser, Sidney and Shakespeare. Twelve Nights is his debut novel.

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