An action-packed, exciting novel about time travel, prophecies, hypnosis, a black hole, an evil rabbit - and a girl, a boy and a house who prove that no matter how insurmountable the problem may appear, there is always something that can be done to make a difference.
A little way in the future, time is distorting. Time Tornadoes are causing havoc. People are whirled out of their own time, never to return, and a Woolly Mammoth has been seen on the banks of the River Thames. But time is big business, and whoever gets control of time controls life as we know it!
In a house called Tanglewreck lives a girl called Silver and her guardian Mrs Rokabye. Unbeknown to Silver there is a family treasure in the form of a seventeenth-century watch called the Timekeeper, and this treasure holds the key to the mysterious and frightening changes in time. When Silver goes on the run to try and protect herself and the Timekeeper a remarkable and compelling adventure unfolds, full of brilliance and wit.
First published 2006.
First full length novel by renowned author Jeanette Winterson. A quest fantasy with a wonderful cast of characters, fabulous adventure and brilliantly written.
This is Jeanette Winterson's second book for children. Her first book, King of Capri illustrated by Jane Ray was very well received. Jeanette's first novel, 'Oranges Are Not The Only Fruit' won the Whitbread Award.