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The House of One Hundred Clocks

A.M. Howell


  • History Time - blasts from the past
  • Action Adventures - chills, thrills and plenty of spills

Average rating

5 out 5

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?


I found it really hard to engage with this story. I therefore didnt finish it


Beautiful language and description of Cambridge city at the turn of the century made this book an interesting but not too engaging read. Would recommend to children with an interest in historical fiction.


Great historical fiction with plenty of suspense and mystery. I really loved how the plot came together at the end. Also fell in love with Orbit!


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.


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