The Double Shadow - Signed Copy, by Sally Gardner

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The Double Shadow - Signed Copy, by Sally Gardner

Longlisted for the CILIP Carnegie 2013

Arnold Ruben creates a memory machine, a utopia housed in a picture palace which replays happy memories forever, in which he and his precious daughter can shelter from the war-clouds gathering over 1937 Britain. But on the day of her 17th birthday, Amaryllis leaves her home Warlock Hall and the world she has known and wakes to find herself in a desolate and disturbing place. Something has gone terribly wrong with her father's plan. Amaryllis tries to free herself from the terrifying double shadow of her childhood and forge her own future, but she is trapped…

Sally Gardner explores families and what binds them, fathers and daughters, past histories, passions and cruelty, love and devastation in a novel rich in character and beautifully crafted.

 'Sally Gardner's astonishing new novel for older readers... is intriguing, shocking and very funny. Gardner creates a cast of wonderful characters in rich, inventive and evocative prose' – Marilyn Brocklehurst, The Bookseller