Clockwork, or All Wound Up

Clockwork, or All Wound Up

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(with illustrations by Peter Bailey, Doubleday, 1996; with illustration by Leonid Gore, USA, Arthur A,Levine Books, 1998)

Clockwork has been transformed into an exciting new play – details here

This took a lot of working out. I was looking at one of the old clocks in the Science Museum in London one day, and I thought it would be fun to try and write a story in which one part turning this way connected to another part and made it turn that way, like the cogwheels of a clock. And when it was all fitted closely together, I could wind it up and set it going … Of course, it had to be spooky too, because old clocks are, somehow.

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