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Set against the backdrop of the French Revolution and its impact on British politics, this action-driven novel shows once again that Celia Rees is one of our very best writers for teenage readers. Wild and beautiful, spoilt and wilful, Sovay finds that her cosseted life in rural England has not prepared her for life as a highway robber, for defending the honor of her family or for trying to save herself from corruption and evil. As Sovay becomes more and more embroiled in adventures she could scarcely have imagined, a story of dark intrigue, thwarted passions and sinister intentions is revealed to her. Will she be able to survive, and if she does so, at what cost?
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Product details

  • 12-17
  • Hardback | 416 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 34mm | 489g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • UK ed.
  • 0747592004
  • 9780747592006
  • 1,319,361

About Celia Rees

Celia Rees lives in Warwickshire, England. Her first novel for Bloomsbury, Witch Child, has been adopted by educational boards up and down the country and is now required reading in secondary schools in the UK. Celia has a degree in history, a strong interest in which is still evident in her brilliantly researched books.
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'A gorgeous, breathtaking, headlong romp of a read' The Times 'Meticulously researched and completely absorbing with a wonderfully feisty heroine, this is highly recommended for teenage readers' The Independent
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3,986 ratings
3.38 out of 5 stars
5 20% (802)
4 27% (1,087)
3 31% (1,217)
2 15% (595)
1 7% (285)
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