Lydia's Tin Lid Drum

Lydia's Tin Lid Drum

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Nine-year-old Lydia lives in the land of Likrishka, ruled over by Stannic the 'Tin Man', a powerful chef who has placed the country under martial law. His plan is to rule over an obedient population and to instil his tastes into the under-tens by placing them in the care of governesses in robot-policed Detainer Zones. Sweets and other food are the most important things in this world, and the source of all power - and so they are fiercely controlled by Stannic. Something has to be done! When Lydia manages to escape, she is recruited by a group of girls on a mission. Together, they embark on a quest through jungles, tunnels, and caves, past natural and man-made hazards, to find a number of forbidden and dangerous sweets, which eventually they will use in an audacious plan to bring down the tyrannous Stannic and his regime for ever.show more

Product details

  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 528 pages
  • 130 x 194 x 40mm | 358.34g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • b&w
  • 0192763563
  • 9780192763563
  • 1,985,202

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set in one of the most densely-imagined alternative universes ever . . [it's] mad, but tantalisingly different. Independent on Sunday a sumptuous feast of a book ... Neale ... provides his readers with a wild ride Birmingham Post a pleasure to read such an original book which plays with language with such dexterity! School Librarianshow more

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35 ratings
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