The Tarot Reader's Daughter

The Tarot Reader's Daughter

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Rosa is surprised to discover tarot cards hidden in the wardrobe of her down-to-earth mum. Inextricably drawn to the cards, Rosa is rather shocked to find that she has a talent for using them - but even more shocked by her mother's fierce reaction to this. Unable now to resist the temptation to discover more, Rosa delves into her mother's background and finds it weirdly tangled with that of the mother of her new friend, Andy. As the two of them investigate what happened when their mothers were young, they tentatively develop their own feelings for each other too.show more

Product details

  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 256 pages
  • 130 x 192 x 20mm | 199.58g
  • Random House Children's Publishers UK
  • Corgi Childrens
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • UK ed.
  • 0552551902
  • 9780552551908
  • 1,755,163

Review quote

"It's a rich, fluent and charming book for girls aged 13 and up" -- Claire MacDonald * The School Librarian * "This is an original, engrossing book, with a great plot that will keep readers eagerly turning the pages" * Write Away! * "An enjoyable drama which builds to a satisfying resolution" * Scotsman * "This original and thought provoking book is a great summer read, telling a witty and often emotional journey" * Daily Echo * "A great read" * South Wales Argus *show more

About Helen Dunwoodie

Helen Dunwoodie is an original and exciting voice in children's fiction. Author of several novels for teenagers and a book for younger readers, Helen is a mother of two grown-up daughters.show more

Review Text

"A great read"show more

Back cover copy

THE TWO OF CUPS. A handsome young couple regarding one another intently while drinking from ornate goblets. Impossible... WHEN she and her family move house, Rosa unexpectedly finds herself surrounded by mysteries. First there's the pack of tarot cards, wrapped up and hidden in a box of junk. Then there's the alluring but uncommunicative boy Rosa keeps bumping into. Both of them seem to be linked to a secret from Rosa's family past - but no one is willing to tell her what it is. Can her new-found talent at reading the tarot cards reveal the answer? Or is there a better way of finding out? A romantic and original story set in Edinburgh and the surrounding countryside, that will grip readers from start to finish.show more

Rating details

35 ratings
3.8 out of 5 stars
5 26% (9)
4 34% (12)
3 34% (12)
2 6% (2)
1 0% (0)
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