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Peter Bunzl

  • 5 stars across 9 books
Peter grew up in South London in a rambling Victorian house with three cats, two dogs, one sister, an antique-dealer dad and an artist mum. He is a BAFTA-winning animator, as well as a writer and film-maker. Like Lily and Robert, he loves adventures and reading penny dreadfuls, but wishes dearly that he had a mechanical fox called Malkin. Skycircus is his third novel.

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1st September 2016


The first in the bestselling Cogheart Adventures series, where mayhem, murder and mystery meet in a gripping Victorian w... MoreCogheart

(115 reviews) Review
1st May 2017


A thrilling tale of catastrophe and courage... The exhilarating second Cogheart Adventure: the bestselling series of fan... MoreMoonlocket

(38 reviews) Review
4th October 2018


Treachery, tight-ropes and trickery combine in this incredible third Cogheart Adventure: the bestselling series of fanta... MoreSkycircus

(34 reviews) Review
26th May 2022


The Curse is changed. You'll never know. The truth is lost. The lie will grow. The year is 1726 and the Royal Sorcerer o... MoreMagicborn

(23 reviews) Review
9th January 2020


Murder, mayhem and mystery meet in the gripping Victorian world of the bestselling series,The Cogheart Adventures... Joi... MoreShadowsea

(22 reviews) Review
2nd June 2022

The Clockwork Queen

Chess prodigy Sophie Peshka inherited her love of the game from her grandmaster father. But now that he has been impriso... MoreThe Clockwork Queen

(7 reviews) Review
1st April 2021


When the lighthouse no longer shines, what else has the power to guide you to shore? Deryn’s father is the lighthouse ... MoreFeatherlight

(6 reviews) Review
2nd March 2023


Twins Kitty and Harris Hawk have grown up at the airfield where their father works as an engineer. Kitty in particular i... MoreDragonracers

(2 reviews) Review
9th November 2023


Fairy Tree tall and grand, open a path to Fairyland. The year is 1826, and the four Belle siblings arrive at their new h... MoreGlassborn

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