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The ten thousand doors of January
Publication year: 2019
Media class: Hardback
In a sprawling mansion filled with exotic treasures, January Scaller is a curiosity herself. As the ward of the wealthy Mr. Locke, she feels little different from the artifacts that decorate the halls: carefully maintained, largely ignored, and utterly out of place. But her quiet existence is shattered when she stumbles across a strange book. A book that carries the scent of other worlds and tells a tale of secret doors, of love, adventure and danger. As each page reveals more impossible truths about the world, January discovers a story that might just be the key to unlocking the secrets of her past.
‘There's only one way to run away from your own story, and that's to sneak into someone else's’ Startlingly unique characters and a complex plot brimming with magic and adventure are what sets this book apart from all the others on the young adult fiction shelf. Many social issues such as racial and social prejudices are also carefully woven into the story as it flits seamlessly between different places and time periods, all captured in a creative and imaginative voice despite the challenging themes. A fable, travelogue and social commentary all in one, this is an amazing read for book lovers of any age.
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