Tanglewreck

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Bloomsbury Publishing USA, May 15, 2007 - Juvenile Fiction - 416 pages
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Something frightening is happening with time. One moment, a time tornado rages through the streets of London, and those caught up in its path vanish without a trace. The next moment a woolly mammoth is seen lumbering along the banks of the River Thames. At the center of these bizarre time warps is a house called Tanglewreck, which is home to eleven-year-old Silver, her bony and bad-tempered aunt, Mrs Rokabye, and a mysterious clock known as the Timekeeper. Silver doesn't understand exactly what the Timekeeper does, but when two sinister figures come looking for it, she knows instinctively that she must guard it with her life.

 

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User Review  - bluepigeon - LibraryThing

Funny how everyone thinks this book is very much like the Golden Compass. Well, in one way it certainly is not: I actually liked the kid in Tanglewreck. I hated the kids in Pullman's books. I could ... Read full review

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User Review  - stuart10er - LibraryThing

Great book. Much in line with that class of work that has something for adults in a young adult novel. There is plenty for a young person, I'd say not too young (perhaps 13 or 14), but then there is ... Read full review

Contents

The Journey
34
Thugger and Fisty
67
The Throwbacks
109
Regalia Mason
131
The Committee
159
A Trip to Tower Bridge
187
The Einstein Line
205
Audience with the Pope
219
True Lies
289
Speed of Light
292
The Walworth Hole
307
Bethlehem Hospital
315
3O Spooky Action at a Distance
327
A New Development
345
Worms
353
Greenwich
359

Big Red Bus
237
The Star Road
251
A Black Hole
261
International Rescue
273
Elves
283
The Sands of Time
367
The Swerve
383
The Timekeeper
389
Tanglewreck
399
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About the author (2007)

Jeanette Winterson is a Whitbread Prize-winning author of books for adults, including Lighthousekeeping and Written on the Body, as well as The King of Capri. This is her first novel for young adults. She lives in London.

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