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The Clockwork Queen


FORMAT: Paperback PRICE: £7.99 PAGES: 112 Pages PUBLICATION DATE: 02/06/2022 ISBN: 9781800900806

The Clockwork Queen

Peter Bunzl, illus by Lia Visirin

Barrington Stoke

Sophie must play the role of the Clockwork Queen in order to free her father in this page-turning historical adventure from Cogheart author Peter Bunzl.

Chess prodigy Sophie Peshka inherited her love of the game from her grandmaster father. But now that he has been imprisoned in the dungeons of the Winter Palace in St Petersburg by powerful Empress Catherine the Great, Sophie must use all her strategic skill and cunning to help him escape. Part of Sophie’s plan involves an incredible chess-playing automaton called the Clockwork Queen, but will the Queen be able to outwit the Empress in a game where the stakes are a matter of life and death?

Selling Points:

  • Chess is consistently popular amongst children, with charities like Chess in Schools providing lessons in over 1,000 UK schools, while firther buzz has been generated by Netflix's hit show The Queen’s Gambit.
  • Peter Bunzl is famed for his stunning historical fiction for children, particularly the bestselling Cogheart series - the first of which was nominated 
  • Publication to be supported by social media assets, digital proof, sampler and lead title marketing


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