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Wrong place. Wrong time. A boy on the run.


Smoke belches out through the market entrance.

And me?

I turn and run.

Inverness 1889.

When 12-year-old Phin is accused of a terrible crime, his only option is to flee. In the unlikely company of an escaped prisoner and a group of travelling entertainers, he enters a new world of Punch and Judy shows and dancing bears.

But will Phin clear his name?

And what can he do when memories of a darker, more terrible crime begin to haunt him?
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Product details

  • Paperback | 210 pages
  • 130 x 200 x 15mm | 199g
  • Pokey Hat
  • United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1911279238
  • 9781911279235
  • 3,544,544

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'PUNCH is good proper storytelling, packed with colourful characters, shifting settings and real tension. Like Punch's nose I was hooked and with Phineas every fleeing, hiding, performing page of the way.'

Janis Mackay -- Janis Mackay 'Vivid, exhilarating, and heartwarming. Phin's life on the run will have you gripped!'

John K Fulton -- John K Fulton
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About Barbara Henderson

Barbara Henderson is the Inverness-based author of the critically acclaimed historical children's novel Fir for Luck, and is known for her energetic school events.

She splits her time between writing and teaching Drama to young people, but also volunteers on her local book festival committee. Her house is home to one husband, three teenagers, a dog and a crazy collection of puppets.

Find out more about Barbara's writing at www.barbarahenderson.co.uk.

Follow Barbara on Twitter @scattyscribbler.
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