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The Switch

Written by Anthony Horowitz

The Switch Synopsis

A boy's casual wish leads him into a dark and mysterious world in this thrilling adventure from the creator of Alex Rider. For Tad Spencer, only son of a fabulously wealthy businessman, every day is like Christmas. Until he makes the mistake of wishing he was someone else. The next morning he wakes up as Bob Snarby, trapped in a cruel and squalid funfair world inhabited by hopeless criminals, mysterious fortune tellers and - worst of all - the murderous Finn. But he's there for a reason, as Tad discovers when he begins to untangle a secret that will introduce him to the most unexpected enemy of all...

The Switch Press Reviews

A formidably well-written adventure story... Horowitz joins a bleak but brilliant new school of children's writing which is best described as fantastical realism. * The Independent * The punchy style, snappy dialogue and lively pace make an attractive novel... extremely entertaining. * The Irish Times *

Book Information

ISBN: 9781406305715
Publication date: 2nd January 2009
Author: Anthony Horowitz
Publisher: Walker Books Ltd
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 192 pages

About Anthony Horowitz

Anthony Horowitz is the author of the number one bestselling Alex Rider books and the Power of Five Series. He has enjoyed huge success as a writer for both children and adults. He was invited by the Ian Fleming estate to write the James Bond novel, Trigger Mortis and his most recent novel, Magpie Murders was a Sunday Times bestseller. Anthony also wrote the highly acclaimed Sherlock Holmes novels, The House of Silk and Moriarty. He has won numerous awards, including the Bookseller Association/Nielsen Author of the Year Award, the Children's Book of the Year Award at the British ...

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