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Publisher's Summary

You are cordially invited to attend the grand opening of Sinclair's department store!

Enter a world of bonbons, hats, perfumes and mysteries around every corner. Wonder at the daring theft of the priceless Clockwork Sparrow!

Tremble as the most dastardly criminals in London enact their wicked plans! Gasp as our bold heroines, Miss Sophie Taylor and Miss Lilian Rose, crack codes, devour iced buns and vow to bring the villains to justice....

©2015 Katherine Woodfine (P)2016 W. F. Howes Ltd

Critic Reviews

"A wonderful book, with a glorious heroine and a true spirit of adventure." (Katherine Rundell, author of Rooftoppers)

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  • Meg
  • 16-12-2019

Cute, Clean, Mystery for Young Teens

Pros:

-the narrator was excellent
-I found the whole book charming
-I would've LOVED this series when I was younger. It was very well written, with a 10, 14, and 16 year olds as the heroes.
-I liked that it was clean (no sex, swearing, etc.) while at the same time you knew life was tough back then and there is a homeless teen hiding from a gang.

I am 28 and really enjoyed this. I think this would be a fun one to read as a family, or as an early teen.

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  • Olga T Dunlop
  • 07-07-2017

Fantastic

This is simply fantastic. A great book as a base, paired with an excellent performance by Jessica Preddy, makes this audiobook engaging and entertaining. I would recommend this book to those who enjoy a good mystery.

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  • Ms S
  • 04-05-2017

Brilliant!!

I did buy the book but couldn't get into it so I thought I'd give it a go on here, so pleased I did it's great.

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  • Southyorks1234
  • 20-10-2018

Enjoyable tale. Great for younger listeners

This is a good mystery novel for kids. Really enjoyed it. Very easy to listen to. I will get the next instalment.

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  • Millie
  • 24-03-2020

Clock work sparrow

I loved this book because I love mysteries my favourite bit was when joe picked the lock reason being because i would love to learn how to pick locks

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  • K
  • 06-02-2018

Children's book

The blurb or details don't indicate that this is really a young teen book.
I erroneously bought it thinking it was intended for an adult reader and shall be returning it..
The narrator, too I think is very young as her pronunciation, diction and reading was spirited but amateurish.
I am sure young listeners would enjoy this.

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  • Bramley-Owl
  • 19-02-2020

My new favourite book

Review written by my daughter; I am 10 and I listened to this and it is so amazing. I love the characters, it feels like they are my new friends. I love the way it’s set in the past and all the clothes sound so glamorous! The author, Katherine Woodfine, should be crowned best author ever! I can’t wait to read (or listen to) the next one in the series, The jewelled moth.

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  • Alžběta
  • 16-03-2021

Disappointing.

I'm sorry to say this was disappointing. The story was very predictable and the whole plot seemed - weirdly - both far-fetched and not mysterious/thrilling enough. All the twists and turns were obvious. The characters felt flat. Most disappointingly, however, the London of 1909 did not come alive out of the pages of this book. I read books set in London specifically to relish the city's atmosphere in different periods (since, sadly, I can't time-travel), and this book felt disappointingly bland and non-specific.

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  • Harsh but always fair
  • 09-03-2021

Clockwork sparrow

Amazing amazing

I love Katherine Woodfine’s writing the books are so thrilling and grasp you from the very first word. This book is a great start to the series and is just amazing.

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  • Steve Pugh
  • 05-03-2021

the clockwork sparrow

I really liked this book I liked the way they solved it I also liked the fact that it was told from different peoples perspectives

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  • Mrs Kathryn M Livesey
  • 26-02-2021

I recommend this book

A delightful storyline about a group of friends who gravitate together while investigating the theft of a priceless jewel in a upmarket emporium.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 25-02-2021

Brilliant🤩😜😊😍

Totally awesome can’t wait to read the next few of the series. Read brilliantly and the story is epic.

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