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Children's literature
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ABC Books (HarperCollins Publishers)

About the book

book cover image: Withering-by-Sea

High on a cliff above the gloomy coastal town of Withering-by-Sea stands the Hotel Majestic.

Inside the walls of the damp, dull hotel, eleven-year-old orphan Stella Montgomery leads a miserable life with her three dreadful aunts.

But one night, Stella sees something she shouldn't have ... something that will set in motion an adventure more terrifying and more wonderful than she could ever have hoped for ...