Tanglewreck has been in Silver's family for centuries and she loves the old house as if it were a living, breathing being. Since Silver's parents mysteriously disappeared four years ago, she has been unhappily cared for by the selfish Mrs Rokabye and her spy of a pet rabbit, Bigamist (so called 'on account of his habits').
When strange things start happening to time, it becomes apparent that Silver must fulfil an ancient prophecy and prevent the evil Abel Darkwater and Regalia Mason from taking control of it for good.
Silver embarks on a journey which takes her from the underground tunnels of London to a parallel universe and ultimately learns that love is the most powerful force of all.
This complex but utterly readable book, encompasses chaos theory and time travel but is also filled with humorous asides and a cast of memorable characters.