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Catherine Webb - Author

About the Author

Catherine Webb was born 1986 and is a British author, educated at the Godolphin and Latymer School, London, and the London School of Economics.

She was just fourteen years old when she completed Mirror Dreams, written during her school summer holidays. She sent her book of to a publisher who thoroughly enjoyed reading it. The book was published in 2002, and Webb was soon named Young Trailblazer of the Year by the magazine Cosmo GirlUK. Since then, she has gone on to write more books and has been favourably compared with Terry Pratchett (one of her literary heroes) and Philip Pullman. She has now published six novels, all with Atom Books, and is a third-year history student at the London School of Economics.

Webb prides herself on the scientific and historical accuracy of her Horatio Lyle books, which have been acclaimed by reviewers and readers. A lifelong Londoner, she enjoys walking through the areas she describes in her books - Bethnal Green, Clerkenwell and along the River Thames - comparing the city of London as it is now to how it was at various times in the past. She appeared in Cosmo Girl in 2006/7 in an interview and inspired many young writers to try and get published.

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Other books by Catherine Webb

The Dream Thief: An Extraordinary Horatio Lyle Mystery Number 4 in series

The Dream Thief: An Extraordinary Horatio Lyle Mystery Number 4 in series

Author: Catherine Webb Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/07/2010

London, 1865, and young Theresa Hatch (Tess, to her friends) receives a nast surprise late at night. When Horatio finds a young girl on his doorstep, passed out, dying - apparently poisoned - he's appalled. Investigations lead to Tess's old workhouse, but a surprise visit to that sorry establishment yields more questions than answers. Only one thing is clear: something very, very bad is happening to the children in the East End. There's a mystery to be solved, sending Lyle, Thomas, Tate and - naturally - Tess out into the wilds of east London and a certain former thief's old stamping grounds. What they find is terrifying: Tess's old crowd of artful dodgers and ace pickpockets are now wandering the streets like zombies, drooling in the workhouses or plain mad in the asylum. And it isn't just affecting Tess' old crowd; children all over the area are turning up with their memories in tatters and their minds all but gone. The only clue is a name, half-whispered in fear: Old Greybags.

Industrial Co-Operation

Industrial Co-Operation

Author: Catherine Webb Format: Hardback Release Date: 27/10/2009

Industrial Co-Operation

Industrial Co-Operation

Author: Catherine Webb Format: Hardback Release Date: 27/10/2009

Industrial Co-Operation

Industrial Co-Operation

Author: Catherine Webb Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/10/2009

Industrial Co-Operation

Industrial Co-Operation

Author: Catherine Webb Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/10/2009

The Doomsday Machine: Another Astounding Adventure of Horatio Lyle Number 3 in series

The Doomsday Machine: Another Astounding Adventure of Horatio Lyle Number 3 in series

Author: Catherine Webb Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/03/2009

London, 1865. There are many mysteries in this world that are yet to be resolved. Some of them, man was not meant to know ...Scientist, inventor and occasional sleuth, Horatio Lyle, is a man of science - a man of reason. As such, he does not care for the Tseiqin and the strange, mystical enigma they represent. But when news reaches him of a plot to remove them - through the simple expedient of mass murder! - well ...that presents a problem for a man of moral fortitude. A decent man. A man like Horatio Lyle ...Leading his young friends, Tess and Thomas, and his faithful hound, Tate, into a series of the most appalling dangers, Lyle leaps to the rescue of his mortal enemies. But when the dust clears and the menace has been confronted, there remains one rather pressing question for occasional Special Constable Horatio Lyle: who's going to rescue him ...?

The Doomsday Machine: Another Astounding Adventure of Horatio Lyle Number 3 in series

The Doomsday Machine: Another Astounding Adventure of Horatio Lyle Number 3 in series

Author: Catherine Webb Format: Hardback Release Date: 24/01/2008

London, 1865. There are many mysteries in this world that are yet to be resolved. Some of them, man was not meant to know ...Scientist, inventor and occasional sleuth, Horatio Lyle, is a man of science - a man of reason. As such, he does not care for the Tseiqin and the strange, mystical enigma they represent. But when news reaches him of a plot to remove them - through the simple expedient of mass murder! - well ...that presents a problem for a man of moral fortitude. A decent man. A man like Horatio Lyle ...Once more leading his young friends, Tess and Thomas, and his faithful hound, Tate, into a series of the most appalling dangers, Lyle leaps to the rescue of his mortal enemies. But when the dust clears and the menace has been confronted, there remains one rather pressing question for occasional Special Constable Horatio Lyle: who's going to rescue him ...?

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