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Will Montague is a page to Prince Edward, son of King Henry VIII. As the King's favourite, Will gains many enemies in Court. His enemies convince the King that Will's father has committed treason and he is thrown into Newgate Prison. Will flees Hampton Court and goes into hiding in the back streets of London. Lost and in mortal danger, he is rescued by a poor boy, Nick Drew. Together they must brave imprisonment and death as they embark on a great adventure to set Will's father free.
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Product details

  • 9-12
  • Paperback | 272 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 17mm | 191g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1849391211
  • 9781849391214
  • 262,659

Review Text

"A rich piece of historic fiction . . . written with great verve."
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Review quote

"Doherty paints a very vivid picture . . . almost Shardlake for young readers." -- Susan Elkin * Independent on Sunday * "A beautifully paced and measured story . . . Berlie Doherty manages to involve the reader completely in Will's world." * Books for Keeps * "A beautifully crafted book, packed with rich detail and a convincing sense of time and place." * The School Librarian * "A rich piece of historic fiction . . . written with great verve." -- Nigethan Sathiyalingam * * "Fast and eventful . . . there is danger and fear but we never lose sight of what is truly important." * Carousel *
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About Berlie Doherty

Berlie Doherty began writing for children in 1983, after teaching and working in radio. She has written more than 35 books for children, as well as for the theatre, radio and television. Berlie has won the Carnegie Medal twice: in 1987 for GRANNY WAS A BUFFER GIRL and in 1992 for DEAR NOBODY. She has also won the Writer's Guild Children's Fiction Award for DAUGHTER OF THE SEA. Her work is published all over the world, and many of her books have been televised.
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164 ratings
3.85 out of 5 stars
5 29% (47)
4 36% (59)
3 29% (47)
2 5% (9)
1 1% (2)
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