Tanglewreck by Jeanette Winterson

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But Time is big business, and whoever gets control of Time controls life as we know it!

In a house called Tanglewreck lives a girl called Silver and her guardian Mrs Rokabye. Unbeknown to Silver there is a family treasure in the form of a seventeenth-century watch called the Timekeeper, and this treasure holds the key to the mysterious and frightening changes in time. When Silver goes on the run to try and protect herself and the Timekeeper, a remarkable and compelling adventure unfolds, full of brilliance and wit, as is befitting an author with the imagination and style of Jeanette Winterson.

 

About Jeanette Winterson

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Jeanette Winterson was born in Manchester, England in 1959 and graduated from St. Catherine's College, Oxford. Her book, Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit, is a semi-autobiographical account of her life as a child preacher (she wrote and gave sermons by the time she was eight years old). The book was the winner of the Whitbread Prize for best first fiction and was made into an award-winning TV movie. The Passion won the John Llewelyn Rhys Memorial Prize for best writer under thirty-five, and Sexing the Cherry won the American Academy of Arts and Letters' E. M. Forster Award.
 
Published July 4, 2011 by Bloomsbury Childrens. 418 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Action & Adventure, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Well-developed main characters add liveliness and suspense to the story, while secondary characters (a pair of inept thugs, the original Schrödinger’s cat) add touches of humor to a basically sober story.

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The Guardian

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Tanglewreck by Jeanette Winterson 416pp, Bloomsbury, £12.99 Silver Rivers, the 11-year-old heroine of Jeanette Winterson's first novel for children, lives a curiously old-fashioned existence in a big, rambling house called Tanglewreck.

Jun 10 2006 | Read Full Review of Tanglewreck

The Guardian

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Tanglewreck by Jeanette Winterson Bloomsbury £12.99 , pp415 Jeanette Winterson's first novel, Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit, stormed into print, demanding to be noticed.

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Publishers Weekly

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Silver discovers she is that Child, with the help of the underground people called "Throwbacks," who help her travel across the universe and back.

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The Bookbag

At one point, Abel Darkwater and one of the wicked Popes (all the Popes got to heaven, you see, even the wicked ones) are about to try some dark magic stress techniques on Silver in order to discover the whereabouts of the Timekeeper...

Nov 25 2012 | Read Full Review of Tanglewreck

KidsReads

With its short chapters, shifts in time and place, and eccentric characters, TANGLEWRECK practically urges readers to read "just one more chapter" to find out the next episode in Silver's exciting story.

May 15 2007 | Read Full Review of Tanglewreck

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