The Bride's Farewell

The Bride's Farewell

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On the morning of her wedding, Pell Ridley creeps out of bed in the dark, kisses her sisters goodbye and flees - determined to escape a future that offers nothing but hard work and sorrow. She takes the only thing that truly belongs to her: Jack, a white horse. The road ahead is rich with longing, silence and secrets, and each encounter leads her closer to the untold story of her past. Then Pell meets a hunter, infuriating, mysterious and cold. Will he help her to find what she seeks? With all the hallmarks of Meg Rosoff's extraordinary writing, "The Bride's Farewell" also breaks new ground for this author, in a nineteenth century, Hardyesque setting. This is a moving story of love and lost things, with a core of deep, beautiful romance.
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Product details

  • 12-17
  • Hardback | 192 pages
  • 134 x 220 x 24mm | 322.05g
  • Puffin Books
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0141383933
  • 9780141383934
  • 574,993

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"Pell Ridley will captivate the readers of this book." -- "The Globe and Mail""Rosoff specializes in feisty heroines, and her main character here, Pell Ridley, is no exception." "-- The Guardian" (UK) "Meg Rosoff is a wonderful, captivating writer--her evocation of place and time are pitch-perfect." "-- Daily Telegraph" (UK) "As exhilarating as a ride across the moors, Rosoff's fourth novel is rich in the emotional landscape of the untamed female heart. . . . Rosoff's vivid, pared-down style brings it closer to a kind of western . . . every sentence is crafted and weighted with beauty, but it's the intelligence and shaping sensibility with which the story is told that make it something special." "-- The Times" (London) "Rosoff specializes in feisty heroines, and her main character here, Pell Ridley, is no exception.... Rosoff never patronises her readership or succumbs to the desire to make goodness seem simple: her world is as morally ambig
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About Meg Rosoff

Meg Rosoff became a publishing sensation with her first novel, How I Live Now, which won the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize. Her second novel, Just in Case, won the Carnegie Medal in 2007. What I Was was described by The Times as 'Samuel Beckett on Ecstasy'. Meg lives in London with her husband and daughter.
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1,828 ratings
3.36 out of 5 stars
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4 32% (578)
3 35% (632)
2 15% (275)
1 4% (81)
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