Johnny Mackintosh and the Spirit of London
When 13-year-old Johnny's talking computer Kovac detects an extraterrestrial signal, his life is set to change for ever. Until then, stuck in his children's home in Castle Dudbury New Town, with the cook Mr Wilkins watching his every move, football had been his only escape. But s... read full description below.
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|Library of Congress
||Brothers and sisters, Science fiction, Time travel, Human-alien encounters, Extraterrestrial beings
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When thirteen-year-old Johnny's talking computer Kovac detects an extraterrestrial signal, his life is set to change for ever. Until then, stuck in his children's home in Castle Dudbury New Town, with the nasty cook Mr Wilkins watching his every move, football had been his only escape. But soon things start happening around him that Johnny doesn't understand: why is his mother, who is on life support in a hospital for the criminally insane, being guarded by sinister looking men? And why was a journalist murdered shortly after Johnny talked to him? When Johnny finds out he has a sister, he decides to run away to find her. His search for answers takes him farther from home than he could ever have imagined, on a spectacular journey through time and space. Along the way he visits new worlds, prehistoric Earth and the lost city of Atlantis before finally discovering the truth about his parents and who he really is.
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||Exceptionally believable, lovable and fun characters. The writing is engaging and accomplishedA...reminiscent of Rowling - Bookbag
Keith Mansfield was a long-time Publisher for the Pearson group and worked for five years with Oxford University Press. He has scripted several shows for ITV. This is his first novel.