The House of One Hundred Clocks (Paperback)A.M. Howell (author)
- In stock
Howel’s masterful story of a house full of clocks sparkles with wit and suspense. One of the wealthiest men in England is in need of a clock-winder, and when Helena’s father gets the job, her life changes overnight. They move into a grand house with one hundred clocks, ghostly apparitions and many mysteries, but only one rule: the clocks must never stop. Set in beautiful Cambridge, The House of One Hundred Clocks oozes atmosphere and serves up a delicious enigma with a gothic twist.
Helena and her parrot, Orbit, are swept off to Cambridge when her father is appointed clock-winder to one of the wealthiest men in England. There is only one rule: the clocks must never stop. But Helena discovers the house of one hundred clocks holds many mysteries; a ghostly figure, strange notes and disappearing winding keys...
Can she work out its secrets before time runs out?
Publisher: Usborne Publishing Ltd
Number of pages: 336
Dimensions: 198 x 130 mm
Howell is a hypnotically readable writer, who keeps the pulse racing, while allowing every character slowly to unravel. * The Telegraph *
Utterly gripping, this wonderfully atmospheric mystery completely swept me away. * Andy Shepherd, author of The Boy who Grew Dragons *
Howell's novel is children's fiction writing at its most imaginative and compelling best. * Lancashire Evening Post *
An atmospheric and intriguing tale laced with science and social change against an Edwardian backdrop. * South Wales Evening Post *
You may also be interested in...
“A fantastic read”
This is the second book by this author and I loved it every bit as much as I did the first.
When Helena’s father gets a new job that takes them from everything she knows in London to begin a new life in Cambridge,... More
“Mystery, tenderness and period detail. Wonderful!”
There is something really comforting about A.M. Howell's writing. Her prose is beautiful, startling and vivid, without ever feeling laboured. As with her excellent debut, 'The House of One Hundred... More
“Evocative novel set in Cambridge”
Magnificent atmospheric novel set in timeless beautiful Cambridge giving it a sense of place and location. Cram-packed full of Orbit the Parrot, the science and engineering of flight, clocks for telling the time and... More
Please sign in to write a review
Would you like to proceed to the App store to download the Waterstones App?
Alternatively, for multiple items you may find it easier to add to basket, then pay online and collect in as little as 2 hours, subject to availability.