Twelve Minutes to Midnight Award-winning author

by Christopher Edge (author)

Suitable for 9 - 11 years

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Product description

Step into the past to discover a thrilling mystery about a sinister plot to shape and control the future, in this spine-tingling historical adventure from award-winning author Christopher Edge.

Penelope Tredwell is the feisty thirteen-year-old orphan heiress of the bestselling magazine, The Penny Dreadful. Her masterly tales of the macabre are gripping Victorian Britain, even if no one knows she’s the author. One day, a letter she receives from the governor of the notorious Bedlam madhouse plunges her into an adventure more terrifying than anything she has ever imagined.

Why are the patients of Bedlam waking every night at twelve minutes to midnight? What is the meaning of the strange messages they write? Who is the Spider Lady of South Kensington?

Penelope is always seeking mysteries to fill the pages of her magazine. But this isn’t any ordinary story, it’s the future.

And the future looks deadly…

Spine-tingling historical adventure series with a supernatural twist! From the acclaimed author of The Many Worlds of Albie Bright and The Infinite Lives of Maisie Day.

‘The feisty and courageous Penelope makes the perfect heroine for an adventure packed with exciting twists and turns.’ – BookTrust

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Product Details

ISBN

9780857630506

Publisher

Nosy Crow Ltd

Date published

February 2nd, 2012

Accelerated Reader

AR book level: 7.5; Middle years; 9.0 points

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  • 256 pages

Condition

New

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  1. Roodieroo
    on 8 March 2014

    I liked this book but it was quite weird

  2. bookaholic202
    on 7 March 2014

    This is set in Victorian London. Its all about this girl detective who uncovers a sinister conspiracy.

  3. bouncybunny
    on 7 March 2013

    This book freaked me a out a little I mean its just a weird book , I enjoyed it and everything but still a lttle weird

  4. Flissy22
    on 7 March 2012

    after reading letties review and looking at the cover of this book i would rely love to read it.

  5. Book-Club-Review-Team
    on 23 February 2012

    This is a fabulous thriller set in Victorian London. It is a sinister story told in vivid language and is based in Bedlam, the famous lunatic asylum. Strange writings are being revealed there which set off an intriguing mystery that the heroine Penelope Treadwell tries to solve. I found this book enthralling; it was so good I couldn’t put it down. The author uses such descriptive language that you easily imagine it in your head. I recommend this book to anyone over the age of 10 who likes mystery and suspense.

    Lettie, age 11