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  • Published: 5 January 2021
  • ISBN: 9780241447246
  • Imprint: Penguin Audio
  • Format: Audio Download
  • RRP: $19.99

The Hatmakers




The first adventure in a spellbinding new magical world.

Cordelia comes from a long line of magical milliners, who weave alchemy and enchantment into every hat. In Cordelia's world, Making - crafting items such as hats, cloaks, watches, boots and gloves from magical ingredients - is a rare and ancient skill, and only a few special Maker families remain.

When Cordelia's father Prospero and his ship, the Jolly Bonnet, are lost at sea during a mission to collect hat ingredients, Cordelia is determined to find him. But Uncle Tiberius and Aunt Ariadne have no time to help the littlest Hatmaker, for an ancient rivalry between the Maker families is threatening to surface. Worse, someone seems to be using Maker magic to start a war.

It's up to Cordelia to find out who, and why...

  • Published: 5 January 2021
  • ISBN: 9780241447246
  • Imprint: Penguin Audio
  • Format: Audio Download
  • RRP: $19.99

About the author

Tamzin Merchant

Tamzin grew up in Australia, South Africa and Dubai before moving to England in her early teens, where she finally discovered the season of winter.

She has been an actor since the age of 17, when she played the part of Georgiana Darcy in the 2005 adaptation of Pride and Prejudice. Since then, her acting work has taken her around the world and on a journey through time. She has been a Tudor, a Victorian and a Jacobean. She survived the Blitz in 1940 and succumbed to pneumonia in Edwardian times. She's been an alien, a witch, a doomed Queen and a rebel Scottish warrior. She has also written and directed several award-winning short films. Her latest role is as Imogen Spurnrose in Amazon's original series, Carnival Row.

The Hatmakers is Tamzin's first book.

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Praise for The Hatmakers

A wildly inventive tale, full of laugh-out-loud humour, enchanting magic and rebellious hope. Charming from first page to last. I loved it

Catherine Doyle, author of The Storm Keeper's Island

An utterly charming adventure full of wildness, wit, magic and heart

Anna James, author of Pages & Co

A cosy magical adventure peppered with charming detail

Fiona Noble, The Bookseller

Absolutely wonderful

Emma Carroll, author of Letters from the Lighthouse

Imaginative . . . Entertaining, comical and breezy, and the settings are conjured in transporting detail

The Times

An engaging ode to the bonds of family and friendship, the power of teamwork, and the magic that we all have inside ourselves

Booklist

A swashbuckling romp for lovers of history and magic . . . Magical elements, complicated plot twists and colourful characters will appeal to Philip Pullman and Harry Potter fans

Kirkus

Action-packed . . . Engaging

Publishers Weekly

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The Hatmakers by Tamzin Merchant | Book Trailer

Buy now: https://www.penguin.com.au/books/the-hatmakers-9780241509029 The first adventure in a spellbinding new magical world. Cordelia comes from a long line of magical milliners, who weave alchemy and enchantment into every hat. In Cordelia's world, Making - crafting items such as hats, cloaks, watches, boots and gloves from magical ingredients - is a rare and ancient skill, and only a few special Maker families remain. When Cordelia's father Prospero and his ship, the Jolly Bonnet, are lost at sea during a mission to collect hat ingredients, Cordelia is determined to find him. But Uncle Tiberius and Aunt Ariadne have no time to help the littlest Hatmaker, for an ancient rivalry between the Maker families is threatening to surface. Worse, someone seems to be using Maker magic to start a war. It's up to Cordelia to find out who, and why... #TheHatmakers #Tamzin Merchant

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Tamzin Merchant's shout out to Australian readers

Buy now: https://www.penguin.com.au/books/the-hatmakers-9780241509029 About THE HATMAKERS: Cordelia comes from a long line of magical milliners, who weave alchemy and enchantment into every hat. In Cordelia's world, Making - crafting items such as hats, cloaks, watches, boots and gloves from magical ingredients - is a rare and ancient skill, and only a few special Maker families remain. When Cordelia's father Prospero and his ship, the Jolly Bonnet, are lost at sea during a mission to collect hat ingredients, Cordelia is determined to find him. But Uncle Tiberius and Aunt Ariadne have no time to help the littlest Hatmaker, for an ancient rivalry between the Maker families is threatening to surface. Worse, someone seems to be using Maker magic to start a war. It's up to Cordelia to find out who, and why... #TheHatmakers #TamzinMerchant

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Author Tamzin Merchant introduces The Hatmakers

The first adventure in a spellbinding new magical world. Cordelia comes from a long line of magical milliners, who weave alchemy and enchantment into every hat. In Cordelia's world, Making - crafting items such as hats, cloaks, watches, boots and gloves from magical ingredients - is a rare and ancient skill, and only a few special Maker families remain. When Cordelia's father Prospero and his ship, the Jolly Bonnet, are lost at sea during a mission to collect hat ingredients, Cordelia is determined to find him. But Uncle Tiberius and Aunt Ariadne have no time to help the littlest Hatmaker, for an ancient rivalry between the Maker families is threatening to surface. Worse, someone seems to be using Maker magic to start a war. It's up to Cordelia to find out who, and why...

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