Pastworld. A city within a city. A city for excursions and outings. Pastworld is a theme park with a difference, where travellers can travel back in time for a brush with an authentic Victorian past. But what if the Jack the Ripper figure stopped play-acting and really started killing people? For Caleb, a tourist from the present day, his visit goes terribly wrong when his father is kidnapped and he finds himself accused of murder. Then Caleb meets Eva Rose, a Pastworld inhabitant who has no idea the modern world exists. Both Caleb and Eva have roles to play in the murderer's diabolical plans - roles that reveal disturbing truths about their origins.
- Hardback | 368 pages
- 129 x 198 x 32mm | 399g
- 05 Oct 2009
- Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
- London, United Kingdom
'Well-paced with more twists than the Fantom's slippery path' The Bookseller 'I loved every single page of Pastworld. It was engaging and original' Wondrous Reads 'The descriptions of Pastworld are haunting and evocative' The Book Smugglers 'Extremely accessible, pacy and tense ... bags of originality' The Bookbag
About Ian Beck
Ian Beck is well known as an illustrator as well as more recently a writer of young fiction with the publication of the very succesful Tom Trueheart titles by OUP. This is his first foray in to the world of teen fiction. Ian lives in West London. He began his career as an illustrator working on album covers including the still in-print classic cover for Elton John's album Goodbye Yellow Brick Road.