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The Whitby Child (The Whitby Witches #3)

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In the depth of the night, a dark shape rises from Whitby's harbour and crawls along the deserted streets, leaving a trail of slime in it's wake. As Ben murmurs fitfully in his sleep, two glittering clusters of eyes stare keenly at the sleeping boy...

Along the windswept Whitby shore, Nelda the aufwader nurses a terrible secret. It is only a question of time before she must
Paperback, 387 pages
Published 1994 by Macdonald Young Books
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Jul 07, 2011 Heather rated it liked it
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Creepy artwork again - and none of the characters looked like their descriptions, which was a disservice. I didn't like Aunt Alice one bit in this book. She was all kinds of unconcerned about everyone. Although there were plenty of creepy twists, the ending was satisfying. Still, this book series is really not intended for children, I think.
Aug 07, 2014 Bethnoir rated it liked it
Again, this is a very tense book, lots of dark and miserable story lines but overall worth reading to complete the trilogy.
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May 05, 2014 Laure Eve rated it it was amazing
Can't talk right now. Something in my eye. And my throat. What? Oh no, they're not tears, I just splashed my face with water or whatever.

May 26, 2008 Virginia rated it really liked it
Interesting completion to this series - lots of action and some unexpected twists and turns - I was surprised to have characters from the previous two books re-appear. Lots of storms and bad weather on the seas - was interesting to read this during a thunderstorm/windstorm in Iowa...kinda freaky.
Oct 23, 2014 Helen rated it it was amazing
I loved the end to this trilogy - it made me cry the first few times I read the series. Still as action packed as the others and love the climax to the story. Have read these loads of times and will probably still end up reading them again
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Jan 29, 2015 Edward Davies rated it it was amazing
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The Whitby Series concludes on a creepy high with the birth of a child that should never have been born. Jarvis knows how to unsettle people, and this book is beyond unsettling as far as children's literature goes.
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Robin Jarvis (born May 8, 1963) is a British children's novelist, who writes fantasy novels, often about anthropomorphic rodents and small mammals – especially mice – and Tudor times. A lot of his works are based in London, in and around Deptford and Greenwich where he used to live, or in Whitby.

His first novel – The Dark Portal, featuring the popular Deptford Mice – was the runner up for the Smar
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