The Thornthwaite Inheritance (#1)

Author: Gareth P. Jones
Homepage 9780747599821

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General Fields

  • : $22.00(NZD)
  • : 9780747599821
  • : Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • : Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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  • : August 2009
  • : 198mm X 129mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : 19.99
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  • : Gareth P. Jones
  • : Thornthwaite
  • : Paperback
  • : 2
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  • : 823.92
  • : 10-13
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  • : 288
  • : Fiction
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Barcode 9780747599821
9780747599821

Description

Murder, mystery and untrustworthy lawyers and butlers make this a fantastic novel for children who like humour, a fast-paced plot and nasty tricks!


Ovid and Lorelli Thornthwaite have been trying to kill each other for so long that neither twin can remember which act of attempted murder came first. But whoever struck first, trying to take each other's lives is simply what they do. Until one day a lawyer arrives at their house to take stock of its contents, and his accompanying son attracts their attention. Soon a new battle evolves - one in which the twins have to work together to solve the mystery of their parents' deaths.
Can Lorelli and Ovid overcome their old animosities, and will they ever get to finish that game of chess?


A twisted tale of skullduggery and menace about some unusual thirteen-year old twins who live in a huge, creepy mansion.

Promotion info

Murder, mystery and untrustworthy lawyers and butlers make this a fantastic novel for children who like humour, a fast-paced plot and nasty tricks! For fans of Lemony Snicket and the Adams Family.

Reviews

'Beautifully simple comic ideas that children instantly love ... This is a book certain to make family holidays go with a bang' The Times

Author description

 

Gareth P. Jones lives on top of a hill in part of South London called Forest Hill, where he can look down on the rest of the city. This gives him a hugely inflated sense of his own importance