The Double Shadow
Written by Sally Gardner
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A girl 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. 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.
The Double Shadow by Sally Gardner
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 seventeenth 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.
'Sally Gardner's astonishing new novel for older teenagers The Double Shadow is intriguing, shocking and very funny. Gardner creates a cast of wonderful characters in rich, inventive and evocative prose' - Marilyn Brocklehurst, The Bookseller
'What a mysterious and haunting book The Double Shadow by Sally Gardner proved to be; despite being strangely unsettling this is a book rich in atmosphere and detail' - Vanessa Lewis, The Bookseller
'The Double Shadow is a brilliant, complex story of family bonds, love, cruelty, friendship and devastation - and of history and war' - Clare Poole, The Bookseller
'Sally Gardner has a wondrous, almost wizardly way with words, using simple prose infused with a touch of magic. Her characters are so vividly present... the result is a very special novel' - Teresa Majury, Lovely Treez Reads
'With a cast of glamourous, and warm-hearted characters this is a fast paced adventure, set during the Second World War, about a girl and a boy, and a memory machine that could alter time forever.' The Bookbag
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