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Time-travel, smugglers, arsenic — what’s not to like in Sally Gardner’s novel for teenagers?

A review of The Door that Led to Where promises adventures and a clever juxtaposition of 19th- and 21st-century worlds

17 January 2015

9:00 AM

17 January 2015

9:00 AM

The Door That Led to Where Sally Gardner

Hot Key Books, pp.276, £10.99

Which of us, as an adolescent, did not experience at some point a terrible sense of not belonging? Which of us did not yearn for a door to open into a place entirely elsewhere? At that liminal time in our lives, we constantly search for new thresholds, over which we might find ourselves — or another.

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