PASTWORLD BY IAN BECK RARE FIRST EDITION SIGNED AND STAMPED BOOK

PASTWORLD BY IAN BECK RARE FIRST EDITION SIGNED AND STAMPED BOOK
PASTWORLD BY IAN BECK RARE FIRST EDITION SIGNED AND STAMPED BOOK
PASTWORLD BY IAN BECK RARE FIRST EDITION SIGNED AND STAMPED BOOK
PASTWORLD BY IAN BECK RARE FIRST EDITION SIGNED AND STAMPED BOOK
PASTWORLD BY IAN BECK RARE FIRST EDITION SIGNED AND STAMPED BOOK
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Brilliant first edition first printing of Pastworld signed and stamped by Ian Beck. A very rare book indeed!
   

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Pastworld. A city within a city. A city for excursions and outings. Pastworld is a theme park with a difference, where travellers can travel back in time for a brush with an authentic Victorian past. But what if the Jack the Ripper figure stopped play-acting and really started killing people? For Caleb, a tourist from the present day, his visit goes terribly wrong when his father is kidnapped and he finds himself accused of murder. Then Caleb meets Eva Rose, a Pastworld inhabitant who has no idea the modern world exists. Both Caleb and Eva have roles to play in the murderer's diabolical plans - roles that reveal disturbing truths about their origins.
 
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`Well-paced with more twists than the Fantom's slippery path'
--The Bookseller

`Ian Beck . . . has crafted an exciting steampunk novel that blends Dickens and Conan Doyle with Michael Crichton and V for Vendetta to good effect'
--James Lovegrove, Financial Times

`A suspenseful mixture of thriller, romance and sci-fi . . . An assured step into the world of longer fiction which . . . walks the tightrope of plot with the same confidence as his heroine'
--The Times

`Will not disappoint those readers who enjoy crime and mystery stories with a dash of science fiction . . . highly recommended for readers at the upper end of KS3 and KS4'
--School Librarian

`Definitely not for the faint hearted. It is gripping and exciting'
--Teen Titles magazine
About the Author
Ian Beck is well known as an illustrator as well as more recently a writer of young fiction with the publication of the very succesful Tom Trueheart titles by OUP. This is his first foray in to the world of teen fiction. Ian lives in West London. He began his career as an illustrator working on album covers including the still in-print classic cover for Elton John's album Goodbye Yellow Brick Road.
   
Biography
Ian was born in Hove on the Sussex coast in 1947. At the age of thirteen, after seeing an exhibition of drawings for the Radio Times, he was fired with enthusiasm about illustration and began attending Saturday painting classes at the nearby Brighton College of Art. Ian left school at fifteen and went immediately to the college at Brighton to study art full-time. There he was taught by both Raymond Briggs, John Vernon Lord, and John Lawrence.

Ian has worked in many fields of illustration. He was involved in the record industry in the late 1960s and 1970s, and painted the cover of one of the most iconic and popular records of all time: Elton John's double album Goodbye Yellow Brick Road. One of Ian's picture book titles, Lost in the Snow, was made into an animated film for TV. He has often illustrated traditional folk and fairy tales, and the work of many authors including Rose Impey, Geraldine Macaughrean,and Philip Pullman,as well as his own stories, such as Tom and The Island of Dinosaurs, The Teddy Robber and Home Before Dark. In 2006 he published his first novel for children, The Secret History of Tom Trueheart Boy Adventurer, this was followed by two other titles in the series, Tom Trueheart and the Land of Dark Stories and Tom Trueheart and the Land of Myths and Legends. The Tom Trueheart books have been translated into more than 20 languages. He has also written for older children and teens, his novel Pastworld was published in 2009 and has been optioned as a major film. His most recent books are The Hidden Kingdom, and The Haunting of Charity Delafield. He is currently working on three new fiction projects as well as drawing a set of pictures of silent film stars for the Nightingale Project to cheer up hospital spaces. His books have now sold a million copies worldwide.
   
Product details
  • First Edition First Printing
  • Hardcover: 368 pages
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC (5 Oct 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0747581738
  • ISBN-13: 978-0747581734
  • Product Dimensions: 14.2 x 20.6 cm
 
 
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