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The Watcher in the Shadows

The Watcher in the Shadows

Carlos Ruiz Zafón

Translated by Lucia Graves

A magical read by the bestselling author of The Shadow of the Wind.

A mysterious toymaker, Lazarus, lives as a recluse in a crumbling mansion by the sea, surrounded by the mechanical beings he has created. Strange lights seem to shine through the mists that envelop the small island where the old lighthouse stands, and somewhere in the woods nearby lurks a shadowy creature.

When her mother takes a job as a housekeeper for the toymaker, fourteen-year-old Irene meets Hannah and her alluring sailor cousin Ismael, and what seems like a dream summer begins. But Lazarus’s house contains dark secrets and before long Irene and Ismael find themselves entwined in the mystery of the September lights.

Carlos Ruiz Zafon
About the Author

Carlos Ruiz Zafón was born in Barcelona. He is one of the world’s most read and best-loved writers. His work has been translated into more than forty languages, garnering numerous international prizes and reaching millions of readers. Marina was first published in Spanish in 1999, this is the first time it has been published in English.

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Extent:
240pp
Format:
Paperback
Text publication date:
24 April 2013
ISBN:
9781921922527
AU Price:
$16.99
Themes:
mystery, adventure, friendship
Reading age:
14+
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    ISBN: 9781921961670
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