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“Waiting and hoping is a hard thing to do when you've already been waiting and hoping for almost as long as you can bear it.”
Jenny Nimmo, Charlie Bone and the Time Twister
“You let their friendship continue because Maisie looks after your son while you're gallivanting around the country disguised as Sherlock Holmes" - Uncle Paton Yewbeam”
Jenny Nimmo, Charlie Bone and the Shadow
“It was an exceptional sensation, reading by spiderlight.”
Jenny Nimmo, The Snow Spider
“Dad will come back,' said Charlie quietly.
When Mrs Bone turned to him, she didn't look sad at all, in fact she was smiling.
'You know, Charlie, I'm beginning to believe you,' she said. 'After what happened to Henry, I can believe almost anything.”
Jenny Nimmo, Charlie Bone and the Time Twister
“He found himself in a room not unlike the shop. All books again, packed tight on shelves or laying in piles on every surface. It was a cozy room, for all that ; it smelled of warm, rich words and very deep thoughts.”
Jenny Nimmo, Midnight for Charlie Bone
“He knelt in the grass and gently pulled off the helmet. A familiar face smiled up at him. Charlie couldn’t speak. His astonishment, his joy was too great. He could feel the others gathering behind him, murmuring, ‘It can’t be!’ ‘Is it, really?’ ‘Why didn’t we know?”
Jenny Nimmo, Charlie Bone and the Red Knight
“Manfred sighed. He looked at the ceiling and declared, ‘I am behind words on the way to music beneath a wing and before trumpets, masks and brushes.’ He paused for effect and brought his gaze back to Charlie. ‘Do I make myself clear?’ In any other circumstances, Charlie would have said, ‘Clear as ditchwater,’ but as the situation was already pretty grim, he decided to say, ‘Yes, Manfred.”
Jenny Nimmo, Charlie Bone and the Castle of Mirrors


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