The Peculiars by Kieran Larwood

The Peculiars

Written by Kieran Larwood

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By night, the Peculiars are a travelling sideshow, but during the day Sheba, Sister Moon and Monkey Boy put their unusual talents to use, solving the crimes no one else cares about. For the stolen children of London's poorest, the Peculiars are their only hope.


The Peculiars by Kieran Larwood

The Peculiars are a band of misfits, trapped in a nightly Victorian sideshow. There's Wolfgirl, Sheba; Sister Moon, who can move at the speed of light; and Monkey Boy, ace climber and human stink bomb. But during the day, in a world of childsnatchers, grave robbers and dastardly doctors, they solve the mysteries no one else cares about - including why London's poorest children are being snatched from the banks of the Thames ...

About the Author

Kieran Larwood

Kieran Larwood is the author of Freaks and was the winner of the Times/Chicken House Children’s Fiction Competition 2011.

Kieran is one of only two male Reception class teachers on the Isle of Wight.

His days mainly consist of singing nursery rhymes, tying shoelaces, trying to locate who has had an ‘accident’ by sense of smell alone, and vast, endless mountains of paperwork.

Kieran graduated from Southampton University with a degree in English and also did a foundation year at Falmouth College of Art. Ever since he first read The Hobbit at age six, he has been passionate about stories and storytelling.

Kieran lives with his family on the Isle of Wight. It is his dream to write full time and leave the ‘accidents’ to someone else.

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Book Info


256 pages


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Author's Website


Chicken House Ltd

Publication date

4th January 2018




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