Cover Reveal & Book Giveaway: The House of One Hundred Clocks – A. M. Howell (Illustrated by Saara Söderlund) – Out 6th February 2020!

Today, I’m absolutely thrilled to reveal the cover of A.M. Howell’s eagerly-awaited second novel, The House of One Hundred Clocks, illustrated by Saara Söderlund and designed by Katharine Millichope, which will be published on 6th February 2020 by Usborne.

I’m even more delighted that the team at Usborne have produced an awesome animated video to show off the cover in all its glory which you can see on Twitter: @MrEPrimary!

I’m also super happy because the very lovely people at Usborne have given me FIVE signed copies of The House of One Hundred Clocks to give away!
Find out more below!

The House of One Hundred Clocks


The thrilling new novel from A.M. Howell,
the critically acclaimed author of The Garden of Lost Secrets.

JUNE, 1905. Helena and her parrot are swept off to Cambridge when her father is appointed clock-winder to one of the wealthiest men in England.

There is only one rule: the clocks must never stop. But Helena discovers the house of one hundred clocks holds many mysteries; a ghostly figure, secret notes and lost keys… Can she work out its secrets before time runs out?

Praise for The Garden of Lost Secrets:

‘Fans of Emma Carroll will adore this historical tale’

The Times – Children’s Book of the Week

‘A touching story about courage and friendship’ The Telegraph

‘A gripping plot as well as authentic historical detail’ The Daily Mail

‘Atmospheric, full of period detail and, most importantly, thrilling.’ The i

A. M. Howell

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A. M. Howell has always been inspired by the stories around her, and how imagination can unlock the secrets of the past. While visiting Moyse’s Hall Museum in Bury St Edmunds Ann-Marie became fascinated by the huge collection of clocks there which all belonged to one man. She began thinking about what an obsessive collector of clocks might be like and after a visit to The Science Museum in London a story idea began to develop…

A.M. Howell lives in Suffolk with her husband and two sons.

Preorder: The House of One Hundred Clocks is currently available to pre-order online from Amazon, Hive and Waterstones or from any good independent bookshop, go support yours!

Huge thanks to Ann-Marie, Fritha, Mariesa, Jacob, Katarina and all at Usborne for inviting me to host this beautiful cover reveal, I can’t wait to get my hands on a copy!

Mr E



The very lovely people at Usborne have kindly given me five SIGNED copies of
The House with One Hundred Clocks to give away!


If you’d like to be in with a chance of being one of the first people to read this incredible book, simply retweet (RT) this tweet!

Copies will be sent to winners when available from Usborne, as soon as possible.