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The midnight switch


When Lewis’s family moves to a faraway town called Barrow, he can’t quite put his finger on what feels so strange about his new home. Everyone is obsessed with superstition, and an old story about floods and witches and a curse, while a mysterious bird watches his every move. Then his family friend Moira arrives to stay. Only, there’s something peculiar about Moira too. She doesn’t know where she’s from, or even when she’s from, and strange things happen around her. Lewis and Moira are determined to figure out what’s going on in Barrow, but as they unravel secret symbols, riddles and stories of a midnight curse, they find that there might be some truth in the old town tales. Time is running out, before magic switches up everything they know.

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A spooky, quirky adventure of curses and magic, perfect for fans of Malamander and A Place Called Perfect.

Welcome to Barrow. A spooky old town filled with strange birds, terrible floods and cursed by the infamous Barrow Bogwitch…

When Lewis and his family move to Barrow, he doesn’t think much of the stories at first. Until weird things start happening at midnight. Realizing they are in grave danger, Lewis and his new friend Moira must unearth old secrets and follow clues to break the curse. But the Bogwitch is stirring again…and she has eyes everywhere.

“Halpin knows how to weave a thrilling story”
Lancaster Guardian

Additional information

Weight 0.297 kg
Dimensions 19.8 × 13 × 2.2 cm










Paperback original


823.92 (edition:23)


Children – juvenile / Code: J