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The Vanishing Trick

Narrated by: Nicky Diss
Length: 7 hrs and 43 mins
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Summary

Step into a world of secrets, folklore and illusions, where nothing is as it seems and magic is at play....

Madame Augustina Pinchbeck travels the country conjuring the spirits of dearly departed loved ones...for a price. Whilst her ability to contact ghosts is a game of smoke and mirrors, there is real magic behind her tricks, too - if you know where to look.

Through a magical trade, she persuades children to part with precious objects, promising to use her powers to help them. But Pinchbeck is a deceiver, instead turning their items into enchanted cabinets that bind the children to her and into which she can vanish and summon them at will.

When Pinchbeck captures orphan Leander, events are set into motion that see him and his new friends Charlotte and Felix, in a race against time to break Pinchbeck’s spell, before one of them vanishes forever....

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A historical adventure with a magical twist from an outstanding debut talent. Perfect for fans of Michelle Harrison, Sophie Anderson and Emma Carroll.

©2020 Jenni Spangler (P)2020 Simon & Schuster UK

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"A thrilling, original, evocative and eerie tale - I adored it!" (Michelle Harrison, author of A Pinch of Magic)

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Fabulous story and exceptionally well read.

absolutely enjoyable and intriguing. loved it. Although aimed at young adults or teenagers, I was enthralled. a book to be enjoyed by all ages.