Edinburgh, 1874. On the coldest night the world has ever seen, Little Jack is born with a frozen heart and immediately undergoes a life-saving operation. But Dr Madeleine is no conventional medic and surgically implants a cuckoo-clock into his chest. Little Jack grows up different to other children: every day begins with a daily wind-up. At school he is bullied for his 'ticking', but Dr Madeleine reminds him he must resist strong emotion: anger is far too dangerous for his cuckoo-clock heart. So when the beautiful young street-singer, Miss Acacia, appears - pursued by Joe, the school bully - Jack is in danger of more than just falling in love... he is putting his life on the line.Was she planning to settle down in the area, what sort of house would she like to live in, did she want children, that kind of thing, do you see?a#39; A shot of doubt. My spine is shaking like a bell. I can hear everything shuddering inside me. a#39;And we anbsp;...
|Title||:||The Boy with the Cuckoo-Clock Heart|
|Publisher||:||Random House - 2009-11-24|