Tanglewreck by Jeanette Winterson
  

Tanglewreck

Written by Jeanette Winterson

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Silver and Gabriel must save the Timekeeper from the evil Abel Darkwater and Regalia Mason if the passing of time is to be kept predictable and safe and if the Time Tornadoes are to be kept out. How can they do it? It’s a hectic and exciting race against time itself. A terrific fantasy, Tamglewreck is full of atmosphere and engaging characters.

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Tanglewreck by Jeanette Winterson

A little way in the future, time is distorting. Time Tornadoes are causing havoc. People are whirled out of their own time, never to return, and a Woolly Mammoth has been seen on the banks of the River Thames. But time is big business, and whoever gets control of time controls life as we know it!

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'If you want true literary genius, read Jeanette Winterson's young-adult novels, a stunning new facet of her career which began with Tanglewreck. They're too clever for me to summarise'

About the Author

Jeanette Winterson was born in Manchester, England, and adopted by Pentecostal parents who brought her up in the nearby mill-town of Accrington. As a Northern working class girl she was not encouraged to be clever. Her adopted father was a factory worker, her mother stayed at home. There were only six books in the house, including the Bible and Cruden's Complete Concordance to the Old and New Testaments. Strangely, one of the other books was Malory's Morte d'Arthur, and it was this that started her life quest of reading and writing. The house had no bathroom either, which was fortunate because it meant that Jeanette could read her books by flashlight in the outside toilet. Reading was not much approved unless it was the Bible. Her parents intended her for the missionary field. Schooling was erratic but Jeanette had got herself into a girl's grammar school and later she read English at Oxford University. This was not an easy transition. Jeanette had left home at 16 after falling in love with another girl. While she took her A levels she lived in various places, supporting herself by evening and weekend work. In a year off to earn money, she worked as a domestic in a lunatic asylum.

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Format

Hardback
416 pages

Author

Jeanette Winterson
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Author's Website

www.jeanettewinterson.com

Publisher

Bloomsbury Publishing Plc

Publication date

3rd July 2006

ISBN

9780747580645

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