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  • Published: 28 June 2010
  • ISBN: 9781742530918
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 312

The Life of a Teenage Body-snatcher

  • Doug MacLeod


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.

  • Published: 28 June 2010
  • ISBN: 9781742530918
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 312

Awards & recognition

CBCA Book of the Year Awards

Honour Award  •  2011  •  Older Readers

Prime Minister's Literary Award

Highly commended  •  2011  •  Young Adult Fiction

Aurealis Awards

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

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