The Age of Miracles (Hardback)
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Hardback 384 Pages / Published: 21/06/2012
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'It is never what you worry over that comes to pass in the end. The real catastrophes are always different - unimagined, unprepared for, unknown...'

What if our 24-hour day grew longer, first in minutes, then in hours, until day becomes night and night becomes day? What effect would this slowing have on the world? On the birds in the sky, the whales in the sea, the astronauts in space, and on an eleven-year-old girl, grappling with emotional changes in her own life..?

One morning, Julia and her parents wake up in their suburban home in California to discover, along with the rest of the world, that the rotation of the earth is noticeably slowing. The enormity of this is almost beyond comprehension. And yet, even if the world is, in fact, coming to an end, as some assert, day-to-day life must go on. Julia, facing the loneliness and despair of an awkward adolescence, witnesses the impact of this phenomenon on the world, on the community, on her family and on herself.

Publisher: Simon & Schuster Ltd
ISBN: 9780857207234
Number of pages: 384
Weight: 464 g
Dimensions: 216 x 135 mm

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“A magical novel of despair and hope.”

What if the world stopped turning? Seasons would be a thing of the past. You'd be stuck in eternal summer or winter depending on which side of the world you were on when it stopped.

This happens to Julia and... More

Paperback edition
2 similar books recommended
25th April 2015
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“Waterstones 11 - Number One!”

The last of the Waterstones 11 is out and a corker it is too!
I read this in proof and raved about it to almost everyone.
After a couple of months delving into old classics this was perfect. No zombies, but it... More

Paperback edition
27th June 2012
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Nicole @WstonesHemel

“Great Book Club Debates.”

This is a thoughtful book about Julia who finds herself at 11 in a time of changes.
The world is speeding up and days and nights get longer. Her father is happy to wait and see what happens, her Mother freaks out and... More

Paperback edition
9th June 2013
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