Charlotte Sometimes by Penelope Farmer

The Good Book Guide logo The Good Book Guide Review. At boarding school Charlotte finds herself changing places with a ghost of her own age and going back in time. A simple, haunting story of timeshift.
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Charlotte Sometimes by Penelope Farmer

'Suppose you got stuck in here, and Clare there in your time. Just suppose you did?' Charlotte Makepeace's first day at boarding school is a bewildering blur of unfamiliar faces, timetables, rules and lists. All the other girls know the routine - and each other. No one invites her into their exclusive circles of whispers and giggles. But on Charlotte's very first night something mysterious starts to happen. She wakes up in the same bed, in the same dormitory, in the same school. But something has changed. Somehow Charlotte has slipped forty years back in time...Includes exclusive material: In the Backstory you can learn what life was like during the First World War Vintage Children's Classics is a twenty-first century classics list aimed at 8-12 year olds and the adults in their lives. Discover timeless favourites from The Jungle Book and Alice's Adventures in Wonderland to modern classics such as The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas and The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time.

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This excellent book has haunted me since I first read it Daily Mail This year's most haunting fantasy Sunday Times (1969) The accomplished performance of a mature talent -- Jill Paton Walsh A book of quite exceptional distinction...a haunting, convincing story which comes close to being a masterpiece of its kind Growing Point

About the Author

Penelope Farmer was born in 1939 in Kent. She was a twin, although doctors weren't aware of her existence until she was born twenty-five minutes after her sister was born. Many of Penelope's novels deal with the issue of identity and some readers suggest that this is because she is a twin. In Charlotte Sometimes the strange things that happen to Charlotte force her to question her own identity and ponder the possibility that it could be lost. Penelope Farmer has written many books for both adults and children in the course of her long career as a writer. Charlotte Sometimes is actually the third book in a trilogy featuring the characters of Charlotte and Emma Makepeace. Penelope currently lives on the Spanish island of Lanzarote, one of the Canary Islands, and writes a blog under the name Granny P.

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256 pages
Interest Age: From 9


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Publication date

3rd October 2013



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