• Children's

    The Crystal Palace Chronicles Book 1: Star of Nimrod

    WHAT IF THE PAST BECAME YOUR FUTURE? A page-turning adventure travelling back in time to the heyday of Victorian Crystal Palace fusing history, mystery and fantasy. Perfect for the young and the young at heart who love Dr Who, Harry Potter and Jodi Taylor. “A fantastic time travel adventure.” Waterstones “Graham Whitlock is a wonderful storyteller.” Suzy K. Quinn, New York Times bestseller, author of Huxley Sparks and the Book of Secrets “From the first page readers will be hooked. Although aimed at ages 10-14, older readers will find much to captivate their minds. Five stars.” That’s Books & Entertainment “Fantastic for adults and kids alike.” Ken Kiss, Curator, The Crystal Palace Museum Joe’s world is turned upside down when he discovers a shattered compass among the brambles where the Crystal Palace once stood and travels through time back to 1888. With help from the teenage H. G. Wells and Samuel Coleridge Taylor, daredevil Iris Blondin, Arthur Conan Doyle the creator of Sherlock Holmes and the Queen of the Gypsies, Joe must foil dangerous diamond thieves to uncover dark secrets about the ‘People’s Palace’. Standing on boundaries between worlds, its mysterious secrets are tied to the fate of his family. Will Joe be trapped in the past with his new friends, find a way to return to his family or can he somehow have both? Praise for Star of Nimrod “Graham Whitlock takes readers on a wistful, clever and hilarious adventure into the perilous world of the past! It’s quirky and dark. And so much fun.” Carrie Jones, New York Times best-selling young adult author “Intelligent and enjoyable with plenty of action. I would recommend you give it a read, whether you’re a teen, young adult or older” – John D, Negalley Reviewer “It’s a story about realising what true friendships are. What I found really good was the way Joe met up with famous people that were to become successful like Samuel Coleridge Taylor and Bertie was to become H. G. Wells. I can relate to it because it taught me much more about Crystal Palace.” Abdurehman aged 13 “It was gripping, funny and at times dark. The descriptions were so vivid it really evoked Victorian Crystal Palace.” Aria H, Netgalley Reviewer Read more