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The Peculiar

by Stefan Bachmann

HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS | August 19, 2013 | Trade Paperback

4 out of 5 rating. 2 Reviews

Don''t get yourself noticed and you won''t get yourself hanged.

In the faery slums of Bath, Bartholomew Kettle and his sister Hettie live by these words. Bartholomew and Hettie are changelings-Peculiars-and neither faeries nor humans want anything to do with them.

One day a mysterious lady in a plum-colored dress comes gliding down Old Crow Alley. Bartholomew watches her through his window. Who is she? What does she want? And when Bartholomew witnesses the lady whisking away, in a whirling ring of feathers, the boy who lives across the alley-Bartholomew forgets the rules and gets himself noticed.

First he''s noticed by the lady in plum herself, then by something darkly magical and mysterious, by Jack Box and the Raggedy Man, by the powerful Mr. Lickerish . . . and by Arthur Jelliby, a young man trying to slip through the world unnoticed, too, and who, against all odds, offers Bartholomew friendship and a way to belong.

Part murder mystery, part gothic fantasy, part steampunk adventure, The Peculiar is Stefan Bachmann''s riveting, inventive, and unforgettable debut novel.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 384 Pages, 5.12 × 7.48 × 0.79 in

Published: August 19, 2013

Publisher: HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0062195190

ISBN - 13: 9780062195197

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The Peculiar

The Peculiar

by Stefan Bachmann

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 384 Pages, 5.12 × 7.48 × 0.79 in

Published: August 19, 2013

Publisher: HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0062195190

ISBN - 13: 9780062195197

About the Book

This international bestseller and debut novel by a teenage author and classical musician is part murder mystery, part gothic fantasy, part clockwork adventure. A changeling suddenly finds himself at the center of a web of intrigue and danger when he is stalked by a sinister faery.

From the Publisher

Don''t get yourself noticed and you won''t get yourself hanged.

In the faery slums of Bath, Bartholomew Kettle and his sister Hettie live by these words. Bartholomew and Hettie are changelings-Peculiars-and neither faeries nor humans want anything to do with them.

One day a mysterious lady in a plum-colored dress comes gliding down Old Crow Alley. Bartholomew watches her through his window. Who is she? What does she want? And when Bartholomew witnesses the lady whisking away, in a whirling ring of feathers, the boy who lives across the alley-Bartholomew forgets the rules and gets himself noticed.

First he''s noticed by the lady in plum herself, then by something darkly magical and mysterious, by Jack Box and the Raggedy Man, by the powerful Mr. Lickerish . . . and by Arthur Jelliby, a young man trying to slip through the world unnoticed, too, and who, against all odds, offers Bartholomew friendship and a way to belong.

Part murder mystery, part gothic fantasy, part steampunk adventure, The Peculiar is Stefan Bachmann''s riveting, inventive, and unforgettable debut novel.

Editorial Reviews

"An absolute treat for readers of any age." (Publishers Weekly (starred review))
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