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    • ISBN:9781780620374
    • Publication date:03 Nov 2011

The Double Shadow

By Sally Gardner

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London 1937: 17-year-old Amaryllis tries to free herself from the terrifying double shadow of her childhood and forge her own future, but she is trapped in a memory machine created by her father.

Arnold Ruben has created a memory machine, a utopia housed in a picture palace, where the happiest memories replay forever, a haven in which he and his precious daughter can shelter from the war-clouds gathering over 1937 Britain. But on the day of her 17th birthday Amaryllis leaves Warlock Hall and the world she has known and wakes to find herself in a desolate and disturbing place. Something has gone terribly wrong with her father's plan.

Against the tense backdrop of the Second World War, Sally Gardner explores families and what binds them, fathers and daughters, past histories, passions and cruelty, love and devastation in a novel rich in character and beautifully crafted.

Biographical Notes

Sally Gardner is an award-winning novelist from London. Her books have been translated into 22 languages and have sold more than 1.6 million copies in the UK. Sally continues to be an avid spokesperson for dyslexia awareness, working to change the way it is perceived by society. She was recently awarded the CARNEGIE MEDAL and the COSTA BOOK AWARD.

Visit her website at http://www.sallygardner.net, and follow her on Twitter at https://twitter.com/TheSallyGardner and Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/SallyGardner.Author

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  • ISBN: 9781780620367
  • Publication date: 05 Mar 2015
  • Page count: 416
  • Imprint: Orion Children's Books
A paranormal teen romance with a rare philosophical depth — Financial Times
Astonishing — The Guardian
Exciting and fulfilling — Carousel
Extraordinary -- one of those rare novels published for young readers where we are admitted to a secondary world charged with its writer's exceptional intelligence of both mind and emotion — Books For Keeps
A rich and compelling book ... a tour de force — School Librarian
An extraordinary novel of unusual grace and power — The Daily Telegraph
Remarkable ... lyrical ... unpredictable — The Times
At times the writing is almost too good -- so visual, so visceral that you can feel the green fog of captured memories seeping out form the pages — The Sunday Telegraph
What a mysterious and haunting book ... terrifying and fascinating in equal measure — The Bookseller
Strikingly original — The Independent
Gardner is a true artist and original ... The writing is thrillingly vivid, dramatic and makes for a serious treat which keeps readers on the edge of their seats all the way to the end — The Times
Typically brilliant ... an unusual and constantly challenging story — The Independent
One of those haunting books that will be remembered by the reader for a lifetime — SFX Magazine
This is one of those rare gems that can easily become a classic. — LIBRARIAN LAVENDER
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The Flying Carpet Thief

Sally Gardner, David Roberts
Contributors:
Sally Gardner, David Roberts

'Agatha Christie for kids' - a brand new mystery in the detective agency series brimming with mystery and magic by million-copy-selling author, Sally Gardner.The detectives at Wings and Co are in a bit of bother. There is a lost leprechaun on the loose and carpets are flying all over the village of Podgy Bottom, as if by magic. Oh, and worst of all, Fidget the cat has vanished on VERY URGENT business. It looks like a tricky case for our fairy detectives . . .

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The Matchbox Mysteries

Sally Gardner, David Roberts
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'Agatha Christie for kids' - the fourth in a detective agency series brimming with mystery and magic by million-copy-selling author, Sally Gardner, and illustrated by acclaimed artist, David Roberts.It's Hallowe'en and the town of Podgy Bottom is in trouble. Cars are being shrunk to the size of a matchbox in the blink of an eye; a giant purple bunny rabbit is running riot and a strange-looking broomstick is causing chaos and calamity . . . Sounds like a case for Wings & Co, the famous detective agency! Can Emily, Buster and Fidget put a stop to this magical mischief before it's too late?Includes Wings and Co detective case notes, character profiles and clues.

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Tinder

Sally Gardner, David Roberts
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The Little Nut Tree

Sally Gardner
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Sally Gardner
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The Vanishing of Billy Buckle

Sally Gardner, David Roberts
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Spot on the Fishcake! The famous fairy detective agency, Wings & Co, has a problem. Really quite a big problem. Well, a few of them actually. There's the missing giant, Billy Buckle, who has vanished without a trace, and left his giant daughter with the detectives. There's a surprise visit to the seaside, which uncovers a murder and a stolen diamond. And then there's that tricky business of the TV talent show. Squat on a squid, this is Emily, Buster and Fidget's most complicated case yet.

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Magical Children Complete eBook Collection

Sally Gardner
Authors:
Sally Gardner

A complete collection of all 6 books in the Magical Children series, from bestselling, award-winning author Sally Gardner.The collection includes:The Boy Who Could FlyThe Boy With The Lightning FeetThe Boy With The Magic NumbersThe Invisible BoyThe Smallest Girl EverThe Strongest Girl In The World

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The Strongest Girl In The World

Sally Gardner
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Sally Gardner

Josie Jenkins, aged eight and three quarters, can do a few tricks, but she astonishes herself and everyone else when she finds she can lift a table, a car and even a bus with no effort at all. Josie becomes famous, and Mr Two Suit sweeps in with a contract and swoops the whole family off to New York. How Josie copes with fame and fortune, and with the loss of it when she wakes up one day to find she can't do her trick any more, makes a story of enormous charm, with a tiny, modest and sensible heroine you have to cheer for.Read by Emilia Fox

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The Invisible Boy

Sally Gardner
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Sally Gardner

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The Smallest Girl Ever

Sally Gardner
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Sally Gardner
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The Boy Who Could Fly

Sally Gardner
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Sally Gardner

One day the Fat Fairy turns up at Thomas Top's house to grant him a birthday wish. Thomas can't think what to ask for, so he wishes he could fly. That's how Thomas goes from being just an ordinary boy whom no one notices to being the most popular boy in the school. But it makes him sad that grown-ups can't see the wonderful things he can do. His flying gets him suspended from school, and that makes life at home much worse, because his dad gets so cross and it makes his mum miserable. But then the Fat Fairy turns up again, and with help from her and Thomas's new friend Mr Vinnie, a retired painter and decorator who has been flying since he was Thomas's age, everything changes.This is an enchanting story in which an unconfident child discovers a special gift that brings him joy and heartache. The magic of the words, the humour and poignancy of the story and the wonderful characters, are all enhanced by the author's own delightful drawings.

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The Boy with the Magic Numbers

Sally Gardner
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Sally Gardner

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Three Pickled Herrings

Sally Gardner, David Roberts
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Sally Gardner, David Roberts

At the Wings & Co. Fairy Detective Agency, Emily Vole and her friends are beginning to worry. It's five months since their official opening and they still haven't had one case. Then local landowner Sir Walter Cross dies suddenly and mysteriously. The detectives suspect fairy meddling. And when Mr Rollo the tailor mysteriously loses everything and Pan Smith's wedding plans are ruined the night before her big day, they're convinced there must be magic at play. Now they have not one, but three pickled herrings to deal with! Can they solve the mystery of who is stealing people's luck before the meddling fairy goes too far?

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A Palace Full of Princesses

Sally Gardner
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Sally Gardner
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Operation Bunny

Sally Gardner, David Roberts
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Sally Gardner, David Roberts

Emily Vole makes headline news in the first weeks of her life, when she is found in an abandoned hatbox in Stansted Airport. Then, only a few years later, her neighbour Mrs String dies leaving Emily a mysterious inheritance: an old shop, a small bunch of golden keys and a cat called Fidget. It's the beginning of an adventure of a lifetime as the old Fairy Detective Agency comes back to life. It is up to Emily to reopen the shop, and recall the fairies to duty. Together they must embark on their first mystery and do battle with their great fairy-snatching enemy, Harpella.

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Red Necklace/Silver Blade omnibus

Sally Gardner
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Sally Gardner
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Snow White

Sally Gardner
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Sally Gardner

Early Readers are stepping stones from picture books to reading books. A blue Early Reader is perfect for sharing and reading together. A red Early Reader is the next step on your reading journey.With skin as white as snow, lips as red as roses, and hair as black as ebony, Snow White soon arouses the jealousy of her wicked stepmother. Hidden away in the forest, can she escape the evil queen with the help of her new friends?

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The Princess and the Pea

Sally Gardner
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Sally Gardner

Too many girls these days pretend to be princesses. REAL princesses are very hard to find. Unless, that is, you have a pea ...

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The Frog Prince

Sally Gardner
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Sally Gardner
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Sleeping Beauty

Sally Gardner
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Sally Gardner

Early Readers are stepping stones from picture books to reading books. A blue Early Reader is perfect for sharing and reading together. A red Early Reader is the next step on your reading journey.Deep in a forest of thorns lies a beautiful princess, cast into an enchanted sleep by the wicked seventh fairy. Can the spell ever be broken?

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Cinderella

Sally Gardner
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Sally Gardner

Early Readers are stepping stones from picture books to reading books. A blue Early Reader is perfect for sharing and reading together. A red Early Reader is the next step on your reading journey.Forced into a life of drudgery and housework by her wicked stepmother and stepsisters, Cinderella is devastated when they are invited to the prince's ball and she has to stay at home. But when her fairy godmother turns up, everything changes...