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The Starlight Watchmaker

Written by Lauren James

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The Starlight Watchmaker Review

Dyslexia Friendly Books for Interest age 11+ Dyslexia Friendly Books for Teens Ecological and Environmental Interest - Fiction Fantasy / Magical Featured Books for 13+ readers Science Fiction

Interest Age Teen Reading Age 8

A wildly imaginative sci-fi adventure from YA star Lauren James, particularly suitable for struggling, reluctant or dyslexic readers aged 13+


The Starlight Watchmaker Synopsis

Wealthy students from across the galaxy come to learn at the prestigious academy where Hugo toils as a watchmaker. But he is one of the lucky ones. Many androids like him are jobless and homeless. Someone like Dorian could never understand their struggle - or so Hugo thinks when the pompous duke comes banging at his door.

But when Dorian's broken time-travel watch leads them to discover a sinister scheme, the pair must reconcile their differences if they are to find the culprit in time. 

The Starlight Watchmaker Press Reviews

“Rich and brilliantly bonkers ... Its themes of social justice and equality really set it apart in the sci-fi genre”  Belfast Telegraph 

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ISBN: 9781781128954
Publication date: 01/07/2019
Publisher: Barrington Stoke Ltd
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781781128954
Publication date: 1st July 2019
Author: Lauren James
Publisher: Barrington Stoke Ltd
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 128 pages
Suitable for: 13+ readers
Genres: Ecological and Environmental, Fantasy / Magical, Science Fiction
Other Categories: Dyslexia Friendly Books for Interest age 11+, Dyslexia Friendly Books for Teen

About Lauren James

Lauren James is a scientist by day, writer by early hours of the morning. She graduated in 2014 with a Masters degree in Natural Sciences from the University of Nottingham, where she studied Chemistry and Physics. She now lives in the village of Berkswell, West Midlands. You can find her on Twitter at @Lauren_E_James, which she mainly uses to fancast actors as her characters and panics about all of the overly ambitious plans she has for her PhD, or her website at

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