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JUNE, 1905. 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... Can she work out its secrets before time runs out?
A fantastic mystery story set in Edwardian Cambridge, with lots of twists and turns. A great read which I would recommend to 9+ readers.
I liked the idea of a young female protagonist, and the links to burgeoning industrialisation and scientific discovery. I though that Boy is an interesting narrative hook for young people too. I’d recommend this to readers of fantasy type books who are looking to widen their reading experience.
I really enjoyed this book. I have actively sought out books with clocks or clockwork since reading Cogheart by Peter Bunzl. Helena and her parrot, Orbit, are such well-rounded characters and you just want the, to solve the mystery of the clocks. Great writing about family relationships, morality and lots of little twists and turns.