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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.

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  • EBook

    9781742530918

    June 28, 2010

    Penguin eBooks

    312 pages

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Awards and Recognition

  • CBCA Book of the Year Awards
    2011
    Honour Award
    Older Readers
  • Prime Minister's Literary Award
    2011
    Highly commended
    Young Adult Fiction
  • Aurealis Awards
    2011
    Shortlisted
    Best Young Adult Novel
  • Victorian Premier's Literary Award
    2011
    Shortlisted
    Writing for Young Adults
  • Adelaide Festival Awards for Literature
    2012
    Shortlisted
    Young Adult Fiction

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