The Mysterious Misadventures of Clemency Wrigglesworth

The Mysterious Misadventures of Clemency Wrigglesworth Clemency is utterly penniless and entirely alone until she s taken in by the marvellous Marvels a madcap family compleately unlike her own But it s a surprise to them all when she s mysteriously bund

  • Title: The Mysterious Misadventures of Clemency Wrigglesworth
  • Author: Julia Lee
  • ISBN: 9780192733672
  • Page: 171
  • Format: Paperback
  • Clemency is utterly penniless and entirely alone, until she s taken in by the marvellous Marvels a madcap family compleately unlike her own But it s a surprise to them all when she s mysteriously bundled from the house by the frightening Miss Clawe.Concerned about her fate, the Marvels set out to find her Enlisting the help of some not quite genuine Red Indians, it s aClemency is utterly penniless and entirely alone, until she s taken in by the marvellous Marvels a madcap family compleately unlike her own But it s a surprise to them all when she s mysteriously bundled from the house by the frightening Miss Clawe.Concerned about her fate, the Marvels set out to find her Enlisting the help of some not quite genuine Red Indians, it s a calamitous race across the country But Clemency s misadventures are dire than her rescuers suspect will they reach her in time

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    1. Such a fun read - great for anyone who has enjoyed The Secret Garden, with parallels a plenty (orphan sent to UK from India, mysterious house with lots of doors leading to dusty rooms, people not speaking to each other, an important role for a gardener), but a freshness and wonderful humour that will delight lots of readers.

    2. November 1958. As the cabin door opened on a grey autumnal evening at Heathrow I had a Proustian moment – not that my ten-year-old self would have described it thus: in wafted November mists, with highlights of leaf mould, coal fires and, possibly, paraffin heating. I hadn’t experienced these scents since Coronation year, the intervening period and my previous early years having been spent in Hong Kong. These awakened memories — coming so soon after so long in a humid climate — were enou [...]

    3. An absolutely ADORABLE book! I've read quite a few MG Victorian mysteries recently, and have to say this one is my favourite. It has all the hallmarks of a 19th century sensation novel- kidnap, imprisonment, inheritance wrangles, dead parents, orphans, poverty, riches- but what really makes it shine are the characters.I believe Dickens himself would've been proud of such an ensemble! Julia Lee is brilliant at bringing these characters to life- the way she uses dialogue to do this is exceptional. [...]

    4. A rip roaring adventure set in the Victorian period. There are dastardly villains and heroic friends in this really great read for the 8-12 age group.

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