Stories Aloud
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Publication date: 10 Jan 2013
ISBN: 9780857630520
Size: 198 x 129 mm
Length: 256 pages

Shadows of the Silver Screen


Step into the past in this spine-tingling historical adventure from award-winning author Christopher Edge.

Penelope Tredwell is the feisty thirteen-year-old orphan heiress of the bestselling magazine, The Penny Dreadful. Her masterly tales of the macabre are gripping Victorian Britain, even if no one knows she’s the author.

One day a mysterious filmmaker approaches The Penny Dreadful with a proposal to turn their sinister stories into motion pictures. Filming begins but is plagued by a series of strange and frightening events. As Penelope is drawn into the mysteries surrounding the filming she soon finds herself trapped in a nightmare penned by her own hand…

Can Penny uncover the filmmaker’s dark secret before it’s too late?

Spine-tingling historical adventure series with a supernatural twist! From the acclaimed author of The Many Worlds of Albie Bright and The Infinite Lives of Maisie Day.

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“This fun and exciting historical thriller with a paranormal twist is packed with adventure, danger and mystery. With plenty of spine-tingling and spooky moments, Christopher Edge creates a fantastically dark and eerie Victorian atmosphere which is certain to captivate young readers.”

– Booktrust

“A serious (and playful) intelligent historical thriller for children.”

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