The Shadow in the North

The Shadow in the North

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(288 pages, Scholastic, 1999)

In this book, Sally is up against a power that seems to involve the mysteries of life and death. A spiritualist séance provides the first clue; a disappearing magician, a document in the Patent Office, a Swedish industrialist of immense and deadly power, and the most beautiful young woman in England all play their parts. I had great fun with the theatre in this story – the bright colours, the vivid situations, the sense of hard sweaty strenuous effort behind the scenes, and swiftness and mystery and phantasmagoria in front.

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