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If I’m honest, Autumn thought, I’d quite like to be the same as everybody else.

She was standing on an underground tube station platform with a gentleman in a top hat on one side of her and a woman in overalls on the other. They were talking at the same time, because both were competing for her attention.

Anyone alive watching Autumn would’ve seen a small twelve-year-old girl with large, sea-tinted eyes

About the book

A spooky gothic adventure, perfect for fans of Frances Hardinge and for curling up with on a rainy night … 

‘It’s exciting and original, warm and funny and gothic’ KIRAN MILLWOOD HARGRAVE

Autumn Albert can see the dead – much to her annoyance. But when her dad dies in mysterious circumstances, he’s the one ghost who doesn’t appear.

A curious instruction in his will sends Autumn to Imber, the storm-soaked island of his childhood: a place marked by tight-lipped locals, strange stacks of witchstones – and even fewer ghosts.

Soon Autumn is ensnared in a dark and twisty mystery, which must be unravelled before the sea rises up and history is doomed to repeat itself …

  • The debut adventure for ages 9 and up from Emily Randall-Jones, a breathtaking new talent
  • Winner of the Times/Chicken House Children’s Fiction Competition 2021
  • A gripping, chilling tale with Gothic elements which offers an original new spin on a traditional ghost story 
  • Perfect for fans of Frances Hardinge and Lucy Strange

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