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The Smoking Hourglass
Ivy and Seb's exciting adventures continue in THE SMOKING HOURGLASS, the second part of the best-selling 'The Uncommoners' series.
A sinister symbol – the smoking hourglass – keeps appearing in the streets of magical Lundinor. Ivy and her brother Seb have no idea what it means. But they are determined to find out because, not only does the symbol seem to follow them, they find themselves in danger whenever it appears . . .
Jennifer Bell began working in children’s books as a specialist bookseller at Foyle’s on Charing Cross Road in London – one of the world’s most famous bookshops. There, she looked after the shop’s not-so-deadly piranha fish as well as recommending children’s books to celebrities, royalty and even astronauts. After enjoying the privilege of listening to children talk about their favourite books for many years, she started writing one of her own. Jennifer came up with the idea for THE CROOKED SIXPENCE while packing for a holiday, wishing she could just disappear inside her suitcase and be there already. The world of Lundinor is inspired by sayings from traditional English nursery rhymes as well as the stories Jennifer grew up with about the Cockney markets her grandparents used to visit. THE CROOKED SIXPENCE was published in the UK in June 2016 and in the US in January 2017. Book 2, THE SMOKING HOURGLASS, was published in the UK in June 2017 and will be out in the US in early 2018. Jennifer is currently working on Book 3, which will be out in 2018 (UK) and 2019 (US).