Publication Date: 27/10/2022 ISBN: 9781911427292 Category:

The Chestnut Roaster

Eve McDonnell

Publisher: Everything with Words
Publication Date: 27/10/2022 ISBN: 9781911427292 Category:
Paperback / Softback


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Who can catch a memory thief? ‘ An unforgettable adventure ‘ THE TIMES BOOK OF THE WEEK. “Starting on All Fools Day, twelve years ago, I remember everything. EVERYTHING. That was a wet Saturday, and that was the day I was born.” 12-year-old Piaf has the ability to (and burden of) remembering everything that has happened since the day she was born. When she discovers everyone in Paris has forgotten the entire last year, 1887, including the disappearance of several gifted children, Piaf and her twin brother Luc embark on a dangerous journey that brings them to the depths of Paris’s underground twin, the Catacombs, to capture the memory thief and find the lost children.

Publisher Review

A GUARDIAN BEST BOOK OF 2022, NOMINATED FOR THE CARNEGIE 2024 'A pacy feast for the senses dizzyingly illustrated by Ewa Beniak-Haremska' THE OBSERVER 'Eve has created a captivating, if dastardly, world. With the help of Ewa Beniak-Haremska's atmospheric illustrations, she ensures the jeopardy remains high as the children crawl through Paris's catacombs to try to catch the memory thief. Fantastique!' THE TIMES BOOK OF THE WEEK 'Beautiful, mysterious and captivating. The writing is sublime. Kieran Larwood, author of The Five Realms Series. 'Just phenomenal' Zillah Bethell, author of The Shark Caller. -This is a tremendous book on every level and would make an excellent class reader and a rich addition to library shelves.' Books for Keeps --A refreshingly original mystery thriller set in 19th century Paris against the backdrop of preparations for the Exposition Mondiale (World Fair). With the action divided between the streets of the city and the labyrinth of tunnels hidden beneath, the atmosphere is tense, claustrophobic and utterly gripping. ' Book Trust

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