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The Resource The midnight palace, Carlos Ruiz Zafon ; translated from the Spanish by Lucia Graves

The midnight palace, Carlos Ruiz Zafon ; translated from the Spanish by Lucia Graves

Label
The midnight palace
Title
The midnight palace
Statement of responsibility
Carlos Ruiz Zafon ; translated from the Spanish by Lucia Graves
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • spa
  • eng
Summary
Suspense fiction. Horror fiction. The book begins with a chase through the streets of Calcutta in May 1916. Lieutenant Peake pauses for breath outside the ruins of the Jheeter's Gate station knowing that he only has a few hours to live. Inside his overcoat he is sheltering two newborn babies - twins, a boy and a girl. Pursued by his would-be assassins, Peake runs at full tilt to the house of Aryami Bose, to whom he entrusts the children. In 1932 we meet the boy, Ben, and his group of friends the night before they are due to leave St Patricks orphanage. They have formed a secret club, The Chowbar Society, that meets each week at midnight in the old ruin they have christened The Midnight Palace. Their final meeting is due that evening but then Aryami Bose turns up at the orphanage with Sheere, Ben's sister, and tells them the story of the parents they never knew. Their father was an engineer and writer who died in tragic circumstances at the inauguration of Jheeter's Gate station. But as the novel unfolds, there is more to this story than meets the eye and they are lured by a shadowy figure from the past into a final showdown in the ruins
Cataloging source
WLB
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1964-
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Ruiz Zafón, Carlos
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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  • Brothers and sisters
  • Demonology
  • Secret societies
  • Orphans
  • Twins
  • Orphans
  • Conspiracies
  • Calcutta (India)
  • India
  • Kolkata (India)
Target audience
adolescent
Label
The midnight palace, Carlos Ruiz Zafon ; translated from the Spanish by Lucia Graves
Instantiates
Publication
Note
First published in Spain as: El palaciode la medianoche
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000048119935
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
281 pages
Isbn
9780297856450
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)711046490
Label
The midnight palace, Carlos Ruiz Zafon ; translated from the Spanish by Lucia Graves
Publication
Note
First published in Spain as: El palaciode la medianoche
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000048119935
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
281 pages
Isbn
9780297856450
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)711046490

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