The Life of a Teenage Body-snatcher
Thomas Timewell is sixteen and a gentleman. When he meets a body-snatcher called Plenitude, his whole life changes.
Thomas Timewell is sixteen and a gentleman. When he meets a body-snatcher called Plenitude, his whole life changes. He is pursued by cutthroats, a gypsy with a meat cleaver, and even the Grim Reaper. More disturbing still, Thomas has to spend an evening with the worst novelist in the world.
A very black comedy set in England in 1828, The Life of a Teenage Body-snatcher shows what terrible events can occur when you try to do the right thing. 'Never a good idea,' as Thomas's mother would say.
Awards & recognition
CBCA Book of the Year Awards
Honour Award • 2011 • Older Readers
Prime Minister's Literary Award
Highly commended • 2011 • Young Adult Fiction
Shortlisted • 2011 • Best Young Adult Novel
Victorian Premier's Literary Award
Shortlisted • 2011 • Writing for Young Adults
Adelaide Festival Awards for Literature
Shortlisted • 2012 • Young Adult Fiction