The Starlight Watchmaker

The Starlight Watchmaker

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Wealthy students from across the galaxy come to learn at the prestigious academy where Hugo toils as a watchmaker. But he is one of the lucky ones. Many androids like him are jobless and homeless. Someone like Dorian could never understand their struggle - or so Hugo thinks when the pompous duke comes banging at his door. But when Dorian's broken time-travel watch leads them to discover a sinister scheme, the pair must reconcile their differences if they are to find the culprit in time. A wildly imaginative sci-fi adventure from YA star Lauren James, particularly suitable for struggling, reluctant or dyslexic readers aged 13+
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Product details

  • Paperback | 128 pages
  • 130 x 198 x 10mm | 220g
  • Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1781128952
  • 9781781128954
  • 34,619

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"SUCH an adorable and fun short story ... You're in for a treat" -- Alice Oseman, author "Rich and brilliantly bonkers ... Its themes of social justice and equality really set it apart in the sci-fi genre" -- Belfast Telegraph "Charming and funny" -- BookTrust "James creates a world full of impossible wonders ... an important story about friendship and doing the right thing by others" -- The Letterpress Project "Fantastic science-fiction ... wildly inventive" -- Armadillo Magazine
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About Lauren James

Lauren James is the Young Adult author of The Loneliest Girl in the Universe, The Quiet at the End of the World and The Next Together series. Her books have sold over fifty thousand copies in the UK alone, and have been translated into five languages worldwide. She was longlisted for the 2016 Branford Boase Award and was named `one to watch' by Kirkus.
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Rating details

474 ratings
3.97 out of 5 stars
5 28% (131)
4 46% (216)
3 23% (111)
2 3% (14)
1 0% (2)
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