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  • Published: 6 August 2019
  • ISBN: 9780241344743
  • Imprint: Puffin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 384
  • RRP: $14.99

The Little Town of Marrowville


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A dark comic fantasy about two children, a sword fighter, a cat burglar, and a very strange town.

In a town surrounded by deadly mist, and filled with oddities, two young siblings become orphans.

And that's the best thing that's happened to them all day.

Howard Howard was a Wrecker (a brute and bully by profession) who was brutal and bullish to his children - Aubrey and Aubrey's Sister. Howard Howard deserved to be turned into mince, and thanks to a mysterious duo called The Grinders, that's exactly what happened to Howard Howard.

Hunted by the police and their father's gang of Wreckers, the siblings find some new friends to help keep them safe: a talented burglar named Charlie (who has no bones, but a great moustache) and a sword-wielding assassin named Calo (who has a sword, duh.)

In a town already revelling in its own chaos and with new dangers around every corner, Aubrey's Sister and Aubrey stumble into a world of secrets, myths and monsters.

  • Pub date: 6 August 2019
  • ISBN: 9780241344743
  • Imprint: Puffin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 384
  • RRP: $14.99

About the Author

John Robertson

John Robertson’s football journey took him from the Glasgow suburbs to European heights with Forest. On the international front he won 28 Scotland caps and experienced the ecstasy of scoring the winning goal against England at Wembley.

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