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The Bonehill Curse

Written by Jon Mayhew

Key Stage 2

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May 2012 Book of the Month. An evil djinn released from a bottle is a very, very dangerous thing as Necessity Bonehill is soon to discover! Miserable at her stuffy boarding school, Necessity is delighted to receive the sealed bottle from her Uncle. But when the bottle is opened, Necessity understands why you should be careful what you wish for! A fast paced drama full of trickery and magic.

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The Bonehill Curse Synopsis

Arabian Nights meets 'Indiana Jones' (with a dash of Dickens). A superlative adventure packed with vengeful Djinni, flying carpets and a breathtaking race against time.

Anthony Bonehill plans to outwit a Djinn with his seven accomplices. Six will make their wish and the seventh must wish the Djinn dead. But the seventh accomplice, Carlos Grossford, double-crosses them and now he can wield whatever tyranny he chooses.

Necessity Bonehill is a tomboy. Being sent to a boarding school for girls has honed rather than tamed her wild side. She fears her parents were keen to get rid of her, and therefore feels abandoned. So when Uncle Carlos starts sending her food parcels, she is happy that someone cares. Then one day he sends a stoppered bottle. Ness is perplexed, but surely there can't be any harm in opening an empty bottle? She takes out the stopper and unwittingly launches herself into and exotic and cut-throat world as the powerful Djinn is set free, hell-bent on revenge.

The Bonehill Curse Press Reviews

Praise for Mortlock:

'A macabre, darkly humorous adventure peppered with deadly thrills. A dazzling debut' -
Guardian

Praise for The Demon Collector:

'Mortlock was a striking debut ... it created a creepy atmosphere that won much praise. The Demon Collector is equally full of well-written suspense but far funnier, with a strong filmic element that fans of Joseph Delaney's Spooks Apprentice and Anthony McGowan's Hellbent will lap up' - Amanda Craig, The Times

Book Information

ISBN: 9781408803974
Publication date: 10th May 2012
Author: Jon Mayhew
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Format: Paperback
Year Groups: Key Stage 2

About Jon Mayhew

Jon Mayhew is the author of the multi-award winning Mortlock, and, Monster Odyssey series published by Bloomsbury.  His books have won the Warwick, Sefton, Wirral, Leeds and Calderdale Prizes and were shortlisted for the Waterstones Children’s Book of the Year. He lives with his family by the misty marshes of the Dee estuary on the Wirral and spent most of his childhood playing in the ruins of a Victorian zoo. Jon certainly is not a spy but he loves libraries and wouldn’t have become an author without them.

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