The Secret of Platform 13

Magic is afoot at King’s Cross Station in the glorious classic fantasy that got there before the Hogwarts Express! Under Platform 13 at King’s Cross is a secret door that leads to a magical island. The door appears only once every nine years. And this time when it opens, four mysterious figures step out into London’s busy streets. A wizard, an ogre, a fey and a young hag have come to find the prince of their kingdom, stolen as a baby nine years before. But the prince has become a horrible rich boy called Raymond Trottle, who doesn’t believe in magic and refuses to be rescued. How will they bring him home? Perhaps you’d like to go in his place?

  • Eva Ibbotson’s classic tale of monsters and magic
  • Now in a fully illustrated 25th anniversary edition
  • By the best-loved author of Journey to the River Sea
  • Look out for the new sequel, Beyond Platform 13

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    Eva Ibbotson

    Eva Ibbotson is the award-winning author of many books including Journey to the River Sea.


    Eva has twice been awarded the Smarties Book Prize, for Journey to the River Sea and The Star of Kazan, and was awarded the Independent Bookseller’s Book Prize for One Dog and His Boy in 2012.

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