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The House of One Hundred Clocks Out Today!

February 2020

Today marks the publication day of The House of One Hundred Clocks by A.M. Howell. 

JUNE, 1905.
Helena and her parrot, Orbit, are swept off to Cambridge when her father is appointed clock-winder to one of the wealthiest men in England. There is only one rule: the clocks must never stop.
But Helena discovers the house of one hundred clocks holds many mysteries; a ghostly figure, strange notes and disappearing winding keys Can she work out its secrets before time runs out?

The publication was preceded by a big marketing campaign organised by Usborne Books, which included special coffee cups featuring the cover. 

Many congratulations, Ann-Marie!

Publication day for The Garden of Lost Secrets

June 2019

The Garden of Lost Secrets, by debut author A. M. Howell, is published today.

Inspired by the discovery of a century-old gardener's notebook, The Garden of Lost Secrets is the story of Clara, who is sent to stay with her formidable aunt and uncle in the grounds of a country estate. Clara soon discovers that her new surroundings hold secrets: a locked room and a hidden key, and a mysterious boy who only appears in the gardens at night… But can Clara face up to her own secrets, and a war she's desperate to forget?

Congratulations, A.M.!

The Garden of Lost Secrets longlisted for the Branford Boase Award 2020

January 2020

A.M. Howell has been longlisted for the 2020 Branford Boase Award for her debut novel, The Garden of Lost Secrets. Longlisted alongside Ann-Marie are the book’s editors, Rebecca Hill and Becky Walker at Usborne. 

For over twenty years, the Branford Boase Award has been celebrating authors of outstanding debut children’s fiction and has often selected the most talented authors at the beginning of their careers. The award is also one of the few to recognise editors and their contribution. 

The shortlist will be announced on Thursday 30th April 2020. The winner will be announced on 1st July at a ceremony in London.

Congratulations, Ann-Marie!