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The Midnight Palace

The Midnight Palace

Carlos Ruiz Zafon

  • awardShortlisted, The Marsh Award for Children's Literature in Translation, United Kingdom, 2013
  • Translated by Lucia Graves

    Calcutta, 1932. A train in flames crosses the city, a fire spectre sowing terror in the shadows of the night.

    But that is only the beginning of the horror for siblings Ben and Sheere. Twins separated at birth and kept hidden for their safety, they have grown up unaware of the secrets of their past. Now, on their sixteenth birthday, their paths meet and they will confront the most terrible and deadly enigma in the history of the city of palaces.

    The Midnight Palace is a spellbinding tale of heroism and tragedy set in the dark mysterious streets and alleyways of an ancient Indian city.

    Carlos Ruiz Zafon
    About the Author

    Carlos Ruiz Zafón (1964–2020) was the author of eight novels, including the internationally bestselling and critically acclaimed Cemetery of Forgotten Books quartet: The Shadow of the Wind, The Angel’s Game, The Prisoner of Heaven and The Labyrinth of the Spirits. His work, which also includes prizewinning young-adult novels, has been translated...

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    30 May 2011
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    • The Midnight Palace
      ISBN: 9781921921728
      30 January 2012
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