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Briony knows she is a witch. She knows that she is guilty of hurting her beloved stepmother. She also knows that, now her stepmother is dead, she must look after her beautiful but complicated twin sister, Rose. Then the energetic, electric, golden-haired Eldric arrives in her home town of Swampsea, and everything that Briony thinks she knows about herself and her life is turned magically, dizzyingly, upside more

Product details

  • 12-17
  • Hardback | 368 pages
  • 138 x 200 x 34mm | 421.84g
  • Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0747583811
  • 9780747583813
  • 345,886

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Praise for The Folk Keeper:`A minor masterpiece of compression: sharply written and highly engaging for 10 to 16-year-olds' * TES * `A most enchanting, original and compulsive fantasy. The reader is fascinated, drawn in from the very beginning . . . The language is rich and expressive and the emotional involvement with all of the characters is developed with consummate skill and craftswomanship. Highly recommended' * School Librarian * Praise for Chime:`Had me gripped from the first sentence . . . from the fantastic opening line onwards, Billingsley's writing just gets better and better' * Writing from the Tub * `An amazing, fascinating heroine and a swoon-worthy romance . . . I loved it, I loved it so much I want the entire world to know about it . . . I loved this book with the force of a thousand supernovas' * The Book Smugglers *show more

About Franny Billingsley

Franny's first novel for Bloomsbury, The Folk Keeper, was awarded many US prizes including Notable Children's Book and the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award Best Book of the Year (School Library Journal). Chime is Franny Billingsley's third book, her first being Well Wished. It has been shortlisted for the National Book Award. Franny lives in her home town of Chicago with her husband and two more

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11,456 ratings
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4 30% (3,383)
3 24% (2,716)
2 11% (1,298)
1 7% (792)
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