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Twelve-year-old Jack Morrow is used to life being complicated. His mother died five years ago, and his father is now headed for prison. But then Jack discovers he's a Yard Boy - someone with the ability to travel through Sorrowlines, the channels that connect every gravestone with the date of the person's death - and he is quickly pulled into an adventure beyond anything he could have possibly imagined.

Finding himself in 1940s war-torn London, with his then-teenage grandfather, Davey, Jack soon realises that his arrival in the past has not gone unnoticed. The evil forces of a secret world are determined to find him - and to find out all he knows.

As Jack struggles to survive, he comes ever closer to unlocking the dark secret at the heart of his family, and to - just maybe - changing his own destiny . . .
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Product details

  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 352 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 22mm | 293g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1849395233
  • 9781849395236
  • 633,615

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"Thoroughly engaging time travel adventure with an appealing hero and a suitably mysterious baddie."
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"Fans of Doctor Who and Percy Jackson are in for a huge treat, they won't be able to put this book down until they've reached the very end" * Aquila * "Thoroughly engaging time travel adventure with an appealing hero and a suitably mysterious baddie." * Peters, Book of the Week * "Debut of the Month" * Julia Eccleshare, Lovereading * "The narrative moves along briskly carrying the reader with it . . . Will attract young readers of 11+" * Books for Keeps * "A high octane journey that is full of adventure and will keep you on your toes until the very last page. A must read." * Mr Ripley's Enchanted Books *
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About Niel Bushnell

Niel Bushnell began his career working in comics before moving into animation on the feature films Space Jam & Lost in Space, and as an animator & illustrator for several computer games, including Harry Potter and the Philosophers' Stone. In 2002 Niel established Qurios, an animation & VFX studio which has contributed to many UK TV shows, including Spooks and Hyperdrive. He was recently commissioned by BBC Radio 4 to develop his sit-com, Ragnor Rock. Sorrowline is his first novel.
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154 ratings
3.84 out of 5 stars
5 33% (51)
4 35% (54)
3 21% (32)
2 5% (8)
1 6% (9)
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