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Mortlock Hardcover – 5 Apr 2010

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  • Hardcover: 384 pages
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC; First Edition edition (5 April 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1408803925
  • ISBN-13: 978-1408803929
  • Product Dimensions: 14.1 x 3.3 x 20.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars 28 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,336,995 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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`An accomplished page-turner . . . lighthanded, scary fun, with some sibling bickering thrown in' --SFX

`Mortlock is a thrilling adventure from start to finish' --SciFi Now

`Mayhew has woven a rich tapestry depicting a series of convincing worlds . . . It has a breathtaking pace [and there] are characters we hope to meet again'
--Children's Book of the Month, The Observer

'If you are looking for a creepy chill to your summer reading, stop right here...Beware - magic and mystery awaits!' --National Geographic Kids

'A fine creation' --Guardian

'An enjoyable, fast-paced adventure full of dark humour that manages to be both scary and fun' --Bookfest

`Mortlock is a thrilling adventure from start to finish' --SciFi Now

About the Author

Jon Mayhew is a man with a dark imagination, who has always loved writing and storytelling. An English teacher (to children and teenagers) for 20 years, he now works as a specialist teacher for children with autism. He has four children himself and, when neither teaching nor writing, he plays in ceilidh bands and runs marathons. Mortlock is his first novel and has been shortlisted for the Waterstone's Children's Book Prize. Jon lives between the ancient cities of Chester and Liverpool.

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