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Madame Pamplemousse and the Time-Travelling Cafe by Rupert Kingfisher
Bloomsbury Publishing ISBN 9781408800539

Madame Pamplemousse and her friend Monsieur Moutarde, of the Café of Lost Time, have created a time-travel machine in the form of an espresso coffee maker. Madeleine, Madame Pamplemousse and Camembert the cat have to travel through time to try and revive the spirit of Paris, their beautiful city that has been threatened by an evil new government. This is a magical tale with delectable descriptions to delight readers, those who already know Madame Pamplemousse or those new to this fantastic series.

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The Stolen City by Tom Eglington
Piccadilly Press ISBN 9781848120754

Bethany is spending the summer with her parents at her aunt's house in London. Not too unusual so far, but when a mysterious black cat starts to follow Bethany across London her life becomes increasingly strange. She meets up with some old friends, who are on the rather short side and who are looking for their stolen gold... Bethany is soon involved in things far beyond her control. Who is Quinn? And what awaits Bethany in the Stolen City? Read this extraordinary story to find out.

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