Cogheart - The Cogheart Adventures (Paperback)
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Cogheart - The Cogheart Adventures (Paperback)

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Paperback 368 Pages / Published: 01/09/2016
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Shortlisted for the Waterstones Children's Book Prize

‘He gave a half-hearted laugh and withdrew a battered envelope from his pocket. Crouching down, he stuffed it into a leather pouch around Malkin’s neck. “This is for my Lily. See that she gets it.”

“What’s in there?”

John smiled. “Secrets…”’

13 year-old Lily has no idea why her father has worked so hard to keep her identity a secret. Having exhausted any number of governesses, Lily has been sent to the crumbling red-brick institution of Miss Octavia Scrimshaw’s Finshing Academy for young ladies, under the tutelage of The Kraken, a formidable witch of a woman who thinks young ladies should concentrate on learning to stand up straight and deport themselves properly.

Lily would far rather be reading the Penny Dreadful’s her father sends her in his monthly care packages, learning piracy and air combat but when Lily's inventor father vanishes after a Zeppelin crash, Lily is determined to hunt down the truth behind his disappearance.

Helped by Robert, the local clockmaker's son, and her wily mechanical fox Malkin she finds herself deep in a mystery she could never have forseen. But shadowy figures are closing in and treachery lurks among the smoky spires of London - along with a life-changing secret.

Be swept away by airships and flabbergasted by dastardly plots in this extraordinary and wildly imaginative debut, bursting with invention and adventure.

‘Vivid and gripping…a beautifully-drawn world and delicate detailing, as finely wrought as a watch’s workings.’ – Kiran Millwood Hargrave, author of Girl of Ink and Stars

Publisher: Usborne Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 9781474915007
Number of pages: 368
Weight: 312 g
Dimensions: 198 x 130 x 24 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
Bunzl's impressive debut novel... draws readers into an atmospheric steam-punk plot which has all the ingredients of a real page-turner. Sinister characters and high tension ensure that children will devour this. * The Bookseller *
A classic adventure in every way I love - machines, Victoriana and high, pulse-pounding thrills. It's got real heart too. * Rob Lloyd Jones, author of Wild Boy *
A delightfully badly behaved heroine, enthralling mechanicals and a stormer of a plot. * Abi Elphinstone, author of The Dreamsnatcher *
A gem of a book. * Katherine Woodfine, author of The Clockwork Sparrow *
A glittering clockwork treasure. * Piers Torday *

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“Watch this win lots of prizes - can't wait for a film adaptation! ”

Ahh! - this is such a lovely read. So whimsical, yet energetic thriller/mystery.
As a child I would predict it would be 'exciting'. As an adult, I can't wait to read it again with my daughter. It was... More

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Layla H at Bromley

“A gripping, Victorian mystery!”

Cogheart is one of those books that has you sat at the edge of your seat, eager to get to the next page!

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“Wind Yourself Up for an Adventure!”

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