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No Way Out

Gene Kemp

A haunting and original modern fable from one of the UK’s most loved and admired writers for children.

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Alex is my twin. We’re not identical or anything. But something holds us together even when we argue and fight – something secret. We’re telepathic. And I can hear him now.

“We’re prisoners, Adam.”

It was supposed to be a normal family holiday. Nothing to report, apart from the usual bickering. But this is different. This town is weird, with its time-warp houses and zombie inhabitants. Worst of all, no matter which way we run, there’s no way out. The people are closing in.

Now they’re after our sister, sweet little Emmy. We’ve got to save her – from the chanting, the madness and from the ancient curse.


Gene Kemp has established herself as one of the most inventive and imaginative of British children’s writers. She was born in 1926 and grew up in Staffordshire. After studying at Exeter University she taught, married and had three children. She is best-known for her Cricklepit School stories, including The Turbulent Term of Tyke Tiler, a winner of the Carnegie Medal…

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