Publisher's summary Edit
A column of smoke rises from the blazing ruins of a forgotten, decaying mansion. Perivale, 1883
In the sleepy, rural parish of Greenford Parva, Gabriel Chase is by far the most imposing edifice. The villagers shun the grim house, but the owner, the reclusive and controversial naturalist Josiah Samuel Smith, receives occasional visitors.
Who – or what – is Josiah Smith? What terrible secrets does his house conceal? And why does Ace find everything so frightening familiar?
Chapter titles Edit
- Tropic of Perivale
- Gabriel Chase
- Uncharted Territory
- Gaslight Boogie
- Josiah's Web
- That's the Way to the Zoo
- Ace's Adventures Underground
- Creature Comforts
- Out of Control
- Twice Upon a Time
- Trick of the Light
- Beautiful Soup
Deviations from televised story Edit
to be added
Writing and publishing notes Edit
- Alister Pearson's original cover design featured the faces of Josiah Samuel Smith and Light, which were removed in the final cover.
- Dedication: “For Ian, Margaret and the wonderful Alice”
British publication history Edit
One single paperback edition, priced £2.50 (UK), estimated print run: 25,000 copies.
The audio set of four CDs was released in June 2011 priced £13.99 (UK)