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The Turnkey

(2017)
(The first book in the Turnkey series)
A novel by

 
 
Twelve-year-old Flossie is no ordinary ghost — she’s the caretaker of every soul in Highgate Cemetery. And during World War II, even the ghosts are unsafe.

Flossie Birdwhistle is the Turnkey at London’s Highgate Cemetery. As Turnkey, it’s Flossie’s job to ensure that all the souls buried in the cemetery stay at rest. Not an easy job for a young ghost, but a task made especially difficult by World War II: London is being attacked every night by enemy bombers, and even the dead are unsettled. When Flossie encounters the ghost of a German soldier carrying a mysterious object that seems to exist in both the living and spirit worlds, she becomes suspicious — what is the officer up to? Before long, Flossie uncovers a sinister plot that could destroy not only her cemetery, but also her beloved country. Can Flossie and her ghostly friends stop the soldier before it’s too late? History collides with the supernatural in this exciting, ethereal mystery from Allison Rushby.

Genre: Children's Fiction

Praise for this book

"Nothing can stop Flossie-not even being dead. A wonderfully ghostly and gothic tale." - Carole Wilkinson


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Used availability for Allison Rushby's The Turnkey

Hardback Editions

July 2018 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Turnkey of Highgate Cemetery
Author(s): Allison Rushby
ISBN: 0-7636-9685-4 / 978-0-7636-9685-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Candlewick
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Paperback Editions

September 2019 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Turnkey of Highgate Cemetery
Author(s): Allison Rushby
ISBN: 1-4063-7435-0 / 978-1-4063-7435-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Walker Books
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March 2017 : Canada Paperback
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Title: The Turnkey (Large Print 16pt)
Author(s): Allison Rushby
ISBN: 1-5252-4377-2 / 978-1-5252-4377-6 (Canada edition)
Publisher: ReadHowYouWant
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March 2017 : Australia Paperback
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Title: The Turnkey
Author(s): Allison Rushby
ISBN: 1-925126-92-7 / 978-1-925126-92-1 (Australia edition)
Publisher: Walker Books Australia
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU   


Audio Editions

July 2018 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Turnkey of Highgate Cemetery
Author(s): Allison Rushby
ISBN: 1-5436-8798-9 / 978-1-5436-8798-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Candlewick on Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


July 2018 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Turnkey of Highgate Cemetery
Author(s): Allison Rushby
ISBN: 1-5436-8800-4 / 978-1-5436-8800-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Candlewick on Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


July 2018 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: Turnkey of Highgate Cemetery, The
Author(s): Allison Rushby
ISBN: 1-5436-8799-7 / 978-1-5436-8799-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Candlewick on Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


July 2018 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Turnkey of Highgate Cemetery
Author(s): Allison Rushby
Publisher: Candlewick on Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon   


July 2018 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Turnkey of Highgate Cemetery
Author(s): Allison Rushby
Publisher: Candlewick on Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

July 2018 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Turnkey of Highgate Cemetery
Author(s): Allison Rushby
Publisher: Candlewick Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


March 2017 : Australia Kindle edition
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Title: The Turnkey
Author(s): Allison Rushby
Publisher: Walker Books Australia
Availability: Amazon AU