Philomena Sparks and The Curse of the Big Ben
This book can be downloaded and read in Apple Books on your Mac or iOS device.
This story is set in London, during Victorian times, with a fantasy twist that shifts from past to present. It starts when an old Victorian object shows up at the British Museum and Mr. Higgings, the Curator, believes the item is closely connected to his nephew's great grandfather, Mr. Charles Dewhurst Jr. This man and his father had owned a tailoring shop in London, during the 1850's, and they became popular because of their unique clothing designs. To keep up with the demand, Charles created a sewing machine shaped as a woman. She carried a secret inside her delicate machinery, so Charles had to go through extremes to protect her from jealousy and greed. Philomena was born right before the casting of the Big Ben. She has a connection with the belfry, which makes some people think it may be cursed. Follow Mr. Higgings's amazing and beautifully illustrated story as he retells it to his young nephew, Matthew.
What an awesome mystery read. It keeps you on your toes wanting to read more. Can't put it down! Once you start reading, you're hooked! Loved it.
absolutely lovely book
cant put it down. exquisite narrative and great description of the period. fascinating story