Silver Blade

Silver Blade

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A mysterious boy is the focus of a novel that takes us from the September Massacres of 1792 to the death of Robespierre four years later. After rescuing Sido, the young daughter of an aristocrat, he flees to England, making secret journeys back to France to smuggle out refugees. He and Sido fall in love - but then she is kidnapped, and he needs all his courage and skill to rescue her a second time. Even then the young lovers are not safe, for our hero learns who he really is, and how can Sido marry him? The horrors of the French Revolution make a dazzlingly vivid setting for a tale of high adventure that is also a most touching love story. The first book, complete in itself, leaves the reader longing to know what happened next - the second book concludes the story of Sido and this wonderful charismatic young man who shows true heroism.show more

Product details

  • 12-17
  • CD-Audio
  • 137 x 140 x 15mm | 164g
  • Hachette Children's Group
  • Orion Children's Books (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Abridged
  • Abridged edition
  • 0752897829
  • 9780752897820
  • 1,704,000

Review quote

'a tense story of love, danger and the devil, given considerable gravitas by a masterly narration.' -- Rachel Redford THE OBSERVER "Janety Suzman's voice is, as always, unforgettable." THE GUARDIANshow more

About Sally Gardner

Sally Gardner trained at art college and went on to work in the theatre, winning awards for her costume designs for some notable productions. After her twin daughters and her son were born she started to illustrate children's books, and then turned to writing. She lives in North London. Janet was raised in South Africa and is the niece of staunch South African anti-apartheid activist Helen Suzman. She has received The Evening Standard Award for Masha in THREE SISTERS and Hester in Hello And Goodbye. Janet has worked extensively on stage and screen and has also had Academy Award and Golden Globe Nominations for her Czarina in NICHOLAS AND ALEXANDRA. She has an Honorary Masters Degree from The Open University, and Honorary Doctors of Letters from the Universities of Warwick and Leicester.show more

Rating details

1,797 ratings
3.92 out of 5 stars
5 32% (567)
4 38% (681)
3 24% (425)
2 5% (93)
1 2% (31)
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