The Dangerous Business of Being Trilby Moffat - Kate Temple

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This is the dangerous story of Trilby Moffat, who took on one of the most treacherous jobs of all time.  Well . . . outside of time, to be precise.  For fans of Nevermoor and Lemony Snicket.


This is NOT just any old book.  THIS is a legal document.  It contains a truthful record of how Trilby Moffat was accidentally promoted to the most important job that ever existed.  The job of Time Keeper.


A mystery illness is making people bake ancient cakes, speak dead languages and then fall asleep and never wake up.  When Trilby Moffat's mother catches this strange sickness, Trilby must find her only other surviving relative, a 300-year-old aunt who lives in a secret antique shop on the edge of time.

Ahead of Trilby lies an unusual inheritance, an opportunity that will never be repeated and a man in a top hat who will try to kill her . . . more than once.

This is the story of how one ordinary girl finds herself on a deliciously fast-paced adventure, fleeing to an island where time doesn't exist, cats are particularly rude and cake is always on the menu.  Here she will take on the most treacherous job of all time.  Well . . . outside of time, to be precise.




Praise for Trilby Moffat:

'Packed with her trademark clever humour, Temple's fast-paced, time-twisting adventure marks the beginning of an ambitious new series for middle-grade readers'  Books+Publishing

'Insanely good, beautifully unique, cleverly written, brilliantly funny and wonderfully scary' Karen Foxlee, author of Lenny's Book of Everything

'A cheeky tale, with treasures on every page. Utterly delightful' Jeremy Lachlan, author of Jane Doe and the Cradle of All Worlds

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