Author(s): N.M. Browne
Jessica Allendon is bored and Googles her name. Weirdly, she finds another girl, same age, same name, also living in London. They arrange to meet. At the designated time and place, Jess sees the girl, shock registering on both their faces as they realise they look identical. They shake hands and in that instant are catapulted into each other's worlds. Jessica finds herself somewhere which looks like the London of 50 years ago, but the year is still 2008. In this parallel London, the history is different, key war memorials are missing, and the Jessica whose life she now inhabits was involved in a dark and sinister conspiracy. Jess must convince everyone she is the same girl, at all costs, if she wants to get back to her London - alive.
Alternative history is both fascinating and utterly compelling - N.M. Browne on top form Combines tense thriller with deft insight into the mind of a teenage girl trying to understand a world which is different to her own in devastating ways N.M. Browne writes intelligent contemporary fantasty like no other children's author today
N.M. Browne was born and raised in Lancashire. She went to New College, Oxford, to read Philosophy and Theology and then to King's College, Cambridge, to train as a teacher. After a brief spell teaching, she went back to college and studied for an MBA. She worked for an oil company as a kind of all-purpose executive person, and after leaving, remembered what it was she'd always wanted to do - write. She is now a powerful voice in children's fiction, 'blending history, myth, archaeology and psychology like no writer since Rosemary Sutcliff'. She lives in London with her family.