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Twelve Minutes to Midnight

Twelve Minutes to Midnight

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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 letter she receives from the governor of the notorious Bedlam madhouse plunges her into an adventure more terrifying than anything she has ever imagined.

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What the Critics Said

“Pacy and tightly-plotted, this is an exuberant and entertaining adventure story set in an appealingly foggy and sinister Victorian London. The feisty and courageous Penelope makes the perfect heroine for an adventure packed with exciting twists and turns.”

– Booktrust

“Historical fiction with a difference; the first book in an electrifying series.”

– The Bookseller

“an extremely well written thrilling mystery.”

– Theresabook.com

“A thriller with a fast-paced cinematic style…an electrifying story from an exciting new author”

– Lovereading4kids.com

“A gripping story which brings Victorian London vividly to life.”

– parentsintouch.co.uk

“An enjoyable read set in Victorian England with a lead character who I adored … I am already excited about getting the next instalment.”

– The Overflowing Library

“I found this book absolutely gripping and loved the combination of Victorian London – with its Dickensian scar-faced villains and possibly-mad beautiful widows – and the supernatural, with the eerie predictions of the asylum inmates.”

– Liz Bankes

“Really pacey historical thriller with a great sense of eerie Victorian atmosphere.”

– The Bookseller


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