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The Starlight Watchmaker


FORMAT: Paperback PRICE: £7.99 PAGES: 136 Pages PUBLICATION DATE: 15/07/2019 ISBN: 9781781128954

The Starlight Watchmaker

Lauren James

Barrington Stoke

An unlikely friendship is forged between android and student in this wildly imaginative sci-fi mystery from YA star Lauren James.

At an elite academy, attended by the wealthiest students in the galaxy, Hugo works as a watchmaker in a dusty attic room. But he is one of the lucky ones. Many androids like him are jobless and homeless. A privileged student like Dorian could never understand their struggle – or so Hugo thinks when the pompous duke comes knocking at his door with a broken time-travel watch. But when they discover that powerful quantum energy is being stolen from the watches, they fear that someone is plotting a sinister scheme … Can android and student reconcile their differences to discover the truth in time?

Selling points

  • Top author: Lauren is the bestselling YA author of The Loneliest Girl in the Universe which gained her a strong UKYA fanbase, a significant presence in the trade and a 2019 Carnegie Medal nomination.
  • A fast-paced, topical and STEM focused sci-fi mystery, The Starlight Watchmaker is an exciting new title for teen sci-fi fans and an important addition to the Barrington Stoke teen list.
  • A UKYA favourite Lauren is a popular author at events and festivals across the country including EIBF, YALC, and the Northern YA Lit Fest.
  • Early promotion to include a large proof mailing to bloggers and media, and inclusion in the Barrington Stoke 2019 Teen Sampler.


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