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The Puzzle Box

On her way home for the Christmas holidays, Dora is given a mysterious box by her father. She also discovers that there’s a boy she’s never seen before in the back of the car — but he vanishes when she tries to tell her Dad about him. Then her Dad vanishes too: has he gone to work in London, or has he been abducted by a frightening black beetle? Perhaps the box holds the answer to all these questions — but it isn’t long before people are trying to take it away from her.

"The Puzzle Box" is a story for children and adults about magic and myth, in the tradition of C S Lewis’s Narnia books and "The Box of Delights" by John Masefield. It’s in 12 parts, updated monthly, due to finish in December 2008. It also has interactive, new media elements.

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