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When Days Tilt

#1 Time Catchers

Karen Ginnane

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Penguin
02 July 2021
Magic, mystery and darkness - a gripping fantasy adventure for lovers of Philip Pullman's Northern Lights. In this page-turning debut, one girl must figure out why she is the key to two worlds, before time itself falls under the control of the powerful and the greedy.

A historical fantasy adventure for teens set between Victorian London and a darker parallel city.

It's 1858, and there are two queens on the throne. Victoria reigns over London, the biggest city the world has ever known. But London has a secret shadow city, called Donlon, where another queen, the Green Witch, rules her own domain - time.

London is in turmoil. The Thames is at the height of the Great Stink; a blazing comet is searing the sky; technology is moving so fast it seems otherworldly; and the city is exploding with more people than it can hold. Darwin is about to publish his theory of evolution and humanity's very place in the world is in question. On top of all this, people are disappearing into thin air. If they return, it is with empty eyes and torn souls, never to be the same again. Ava, a fourteen-year-old Londoner, feels trapped by the limited life of a young Victorian woman and by her watchmaking apprenticeship with her father. Her predictable world is turned upside down when she discovers that the body in her mother's grave is not her mother, but a stranger.

When Ava goes in search of her real mother and her true identity, she is thrust into the dark world of Donlon and must fight a battle to save those she loves and the future of both worlds...

By:   Karen Ginnane
Imprint:   Penguin
Country of Publication:   Australia
Dimensions:   Height: 237mm,  Width: 131mm,  Spine: 20mm
Weight:   236g
ISBN:   9781760895037
ISBN 10:   1760895032
Pages:   356
Publication Date:   02 July 2021
Recommended Age:   From 11 years
Audience:   Children/juvenile ,  English as a second language
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Karen Ginnane is a Melbourne-based author for middle grade and young adult readers. Penguin Random House Australia is publishing her debut novel, When Days Tilt, and the sequel, When Souls Tear, historical fantasy adventures, set in Victorian London and a parallel city. Karen has been variously employed as a freelance copywriter, a marketing director for Paramount Pictures in London, a grain weighbridge operator in rural WA, a swimming teacher, a life model, a deckhand in Chile and an English teacher in Japan. She's also taught creative writing and bellydance. Karen also runs a tour operator business with her husband, who is a Londoner, and lives in Melbourne with him and their two children. And two cats.

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