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(The third book in the Missing Link series)
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The brilliant finale of The Missing Link trilogy of which critics have said

'Kate Thompson's two richly inventive novels, The Missing Link and Only Human are based on the idea of the missing gene which enables animals to talk and think as humans. Add a tremendous plot line and you have a great series' The Times

'Hugely enjoyable with many themes explored' Books for Keeps

Dreadful events are about to strike Fourth World: in his diary, Christie describes the terrifying drama in which the misfits who live there lose control of their lives.

Alternating with the diary is the extraordinary story of Nessa and Farral. Will their dangerous journey heal the rift that exists between their two communities?

In the present-day climate of uncertainty, Kate Thompson's final challenging volume in the Missing Link trilogy has a startling relevance. Any one with an interest in the future of the human race must read this novel.

Genre: Children's Fiction

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Hardback Editions

May 2003 : UK Hardback

Title: Origins (The Missing Link trilogy - book 3): Missing Link Pt.3
Author(s): Kate Thompson
ISBN: 0-370-32574-5 / 978-0-370-32574-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Bodley Head Children's Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   

Paperback Editions

October 2014 : UK Paperback

Title: Origins (Missing Link 3) (The Missing Link Trilogy)
Author(s): Kate Thompson
ISBN: 1-78295-431-7 / 978-1-78295-431-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Red Fox
Availability: Amazon UK   

June 2004 : UK Paperback

Title: Origins (The Missing Link trilogy - book 3)
Author(s): Kate Thompson
ISBN: 0-09-940906-2 / 978-0-09-940906-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Red Fox
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA