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Snatched!

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When a baby turns up at the circus, abandoned in the lionâs cage on a wet autumn night in Smithfield, it marks the beginning of a gripping, historical adventure. Danielâs never known anything but his life in the circus, travelling the road. Itâs a life he loves; no two days the same always an adventure waiting to happen. But then something changes in him and he begins to ask questions about where heâs come from – and why he was abandoned. It marks the beginning of a roller-coaster ride of secret assignations, mistaken identity and kidnapping all revealing the dark side of London life. A page turning drama is propelled by convincing and likable characters.

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Snatched! by Graham Marks

This is an astounding, action-packed adventure tale of mystery and kidnapping, with an unforgettable cast of heroes, villains, thieves and all the stars of the circus. Left for dead in a lion's cage, baby Daniel is adopted by Hubble, owner of a traveling circus. Twelve years later, his carefree life as a bareback rider is shattered by vivid premonitions. When Josie joins the circus, Daniel realizes that his visions are coming true, but he still cannot stop the terrible fire that he had foreseen. In the aftermath he is snatched away - taken to London, gagged and bound, and he must find a way to escape. But could the city be the place to finally discover the truth behind his birth?

About the Author

Graham Marks

As a child Graham Marks spent the first six years of his life following his father around who was an RAF pilot, including a three-year stint in Canada. The start of a love affair with North America that’s never stopped.

He was sent to boarding school at the age of 13, an experience he hated, and then went to Harrow School of Art to study Information Graphics. Graham has produces children’s non-fiction books, written children’s novels and even attempted to launch the UK’s first adult comic strip magazine.

As a writer he has penned comic strip scripts for Marvel UK (Motormouth, The Genetix), radio scripts for BBC Radio 5 (Wiggly Park) and TV and film tie-in books for Boxtree (Captain Scarlet, Judge Dredd) and BBC Worldwide (Wallace and Gromit, 5th Musketeer). He's also written for Maxim, Midweek, Playboy South Africa and SHE.

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Publication date

28th April 2006

Author

Graham Marks

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www.marksworks.co.uk/

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Publisher

Usborne Publishing Ltd

Format

Paperback

Categories

Kids' Books


ISBN

9780746068403

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