Clockwork, or All Wound Up
(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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