Twilight Robbery

by Frances Hardinge

Reading Age: 12+

Interest level: 12+

by Frances Hardinge

The irrepressible Mosca Mye returns! Having departed Mandelion under a cloud, she and Eponymour Clent are running out of places to go. They arrive in Toll to discover the town is not as it seems.


Kidnappers are plotting to abduct the Mayor's beautiful daughter, Beamabeth; hoping to gain the reward, Mosca and Eponymous plot to foil them. But by night, Toll becomes a different, darkly treacherous place; their old enemy, the sinister Guild of Locksmiths reappear, and Mosca has her suspicions about Beamabeth. Mosca and Eponymous must somehow extricate themselves from this complex web of intrigues...

The plot is deliciously baroque, the characters vivid and extravagantly unique, and the writing joyfully revels in exploring language: a funny, fast-moving and wildly imaginative 'weird fairy tale'.


Publisher: Macmillan Children's books

About the author

  • Frances Hardinge

    Frances Hardinge spent a large part of her childhood in a huge old house that inspired her to write strange stories from an early age. She read English at Oxford University, then got a job at a software company. However, a few years later a persistent friend finally managed to bully Frances into sending a few chapters of Fly by Night, her first children's novel, to a publisher. Macmillan made her an immediate offer. The book went on to publish to huge critical acclaim and win the Branford Boase First Novel Award. She has been nominated for, and won several other awards, being shortlisted for the prestigious Carnegie Medal for Cuckoo Song. She recently won the coveted Costa Book of the Year Award for The Lie Tree.

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