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A Twist in Time Paperback – 2 Oct 2000


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  • Paperback: 136 pages
  • Publisher: Walker Books Ltd; New edition edition (2 Oct 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 074457823X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0744578232
  • Product Dimensions: 17.4 x 11 x 1.2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,501,654 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Jean Ure has been writing for almost as long as she can remember. She had her first book published while she was still at school and has been writing ever since.

Over the years she has tried her hand at many different genres, sometimes through necessity, sometimes to fulfil a commission, sometimes for the sheer fun of experimenting; but the genre in which she is most at home is the genre in which she started out,which would no doubt be pigeon-holed in that dull and stodgy-sounding category, Social Realism. Her books, however, are far from either dull or stodgy. They are essentially books about young people, her protagonists typically being somewhere between the ages of ten and fourteen. Many have serious themes, even, in the case of BECKY BANANAS, tragic; others are more light-hearted. But all are written with warmth and humour and a lightness of touch which can entice even the most reluctant of readers whilst still providing food for thought.

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Cosy Walker's mum is in hospital and she has been sent to stay with foster parents, along with two other girls, Jade and Jemma, who think Cosy is a snob because she has a scholarship to the High School. But Cosy isn't a snob or a swot. She is really bad at maths and with everything else she has to worry about, things at school are almost as bad as things at home. Then one day she sees the ghost of a young girl sitting in her room, writing a journal. And the weird thing is that it seems as if the ghost girl can see Cosy, but thinks that she is a ghost too.

The award-winning Jean Ure rarely fails to please, and in Twist in Time she cleverly combines a thoroughly contemporary tale of a young girl dealing with her mother's illness and life in foster-care with a superb twist that takes the reader gently back into the past.

An intriguing, moving, subtle, imaginative and well-written story, A Twist in Time is ideal for young readers who are looking for something special to read before lights out. (Age 9 and over) --Susan Harrison

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 4 Mar 2001
Format: Paperback
I really enjoyed Jean Ure's a Twist in Time. The end of the book was not one where you can go -
"Oh, that's a shame. She could have done a much better ending!" But one that you go - " Oh, that all figures! How clever!"
This book is faboulous, if you read it take my advice and don't read it before bed because you will not be able to put it down and you will end up reading with a torch under your bedclothes!!!!
Cosy became a real character in my mind and when she was angry so was I!
For a great read - get this book!!!!!!!!!!!!
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 17 May 2000
Format: Hardcover
I read this book and I thought it was great. My favourite character was the ghost girl(Kathleen).It was funny at times,I could not put the book down.When I finished it,my sister(age12) read it.
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