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‘I wanted to go home.' I smiled. I'd never felt such peace. I felt like my heart was glowing with light
and
blood. ‘This must be home.'

Acknowledgements

To Catherine Clarke for finding Rosie a home, and to the Hot Key clan for being the best home for her, especially Sarah Odedina, Kate Manning, Georgia Murray, Holly Kyte, Jet Purdie and Ruth Logan.

To my parents, John and Joan; to Katie, Dan, Jack, Mollie and Tillie, and to James, Jesse and Lily, for being the best family.

To my husband, Stephen, for incredible support, bunches of adventures and being my best everything.

Joanne Owen

Joanne Owen was born in Pembrokeshire, Wales, and read Social and Political Sciences with Archaeology and Anthropology at St John's College, Cambridge. Now living in North London, Joanne has published two previous Young Adult novels. Steeped in the atmosphere of nineteenth-century Prague,
Puppet Master
blends the magic of marionette theatre with Czech folklore and legends. Described by the
Guardian
as ‘timeless',
Puppet Master
was longlisted for the Carnegie Medal and Branford Boase award and has been translated into several languages.

Her second novel,
The Alchemist and the Angel
, is a fantastical historical epic set in sixteenth-century Prague, among the plague-ridden ghettos and decadent court of mad Emperor Rudolf. It was described by
The School Librarian
as ‘an imaginative tour de force'. Follow Joanne on Facebook at
www.facebook.com/JoanneOwenBooks
or on Twitter:
@JoanneOwen
.

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First published in Great Britain in 2014 by Hot Key Books

Northburgh House, 10 Northburgh Street, London EC1V 0AT

Text copyright © Joanne Owen 2014

Illustration copyright © Alexis Snell 2014

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All characters in this publication are fictitious and any resemblance to real persons, living or dead, is purely coincidental.

A CIP catalogue record for this book is available from the British Library.

ISBN: 978-1-4714-0115-2

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