Wolf Girl

Wolf Girl

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Cwen, a poor weaver struggling to make a living at Whitby Abbey, is accused of possessing a valuable necklace; if found guilty she could be hanged. Wulfrun, Cwen's daughter, sets out to prove her mother's innocence. Set in turbulent Anglo-Saxon times, this is the story of a resourceful, dauntless heroine, determined and clever as the wolf that she is named for. In WOLF GIRL, Theresa Tomlinson links her enthusiasm for creating strong, adventurous heroines with her interest in history and mythology of the North East Coast of England.show more

Product details

  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 384 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 22mm | 267g
  • Random House Children's Publishers UK
  • Corgi Childrens
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0552561649
  • 9780552561648
  • 1,755,174

About Theresa Tomlinson

Until recently, Theresa Tomlinson and her husband lived in Sheffield, but have now moved to Whitby, where Theresa spent much of her childhood. They have three grown up children. Living within sight of the ruined Abbey has made this story of Wulfrun come vividly alive to her. Over the years Theresa has acquired an outstanding reputation for her historical novels. Shortlisted twice for the Carnegie Medal and twice runner up for the Sheffield Children's Book Award, she takes a keen interest in the north-east coast of England. Recent visits to Turkey have fuelled her enthusiasm for the ancient mythology of that part of the world. Her research has resulted in two epic stories - The Moon Riders and Voyage of the Snake Lady - in which classic tales and imaginative re-enactment make a stunning impact.show more

Review quote

"A most compelling read to immerse yourself in. The period details feel authentic without obtruding into the development of the characters and story line" * writeaway.org.uk * "Tomlinson has skilfully woven known facts and real people with invented characters to form an exciting historical novel . . . shows her talents to the full" * Books for Keeps * "This is a novel sure to please any reader looking for intrigue and adventure" -- Beth Morrissey * The School Librarian * "Whitby Abbey and its community are brought vividly to life . . . The book just abounds with strong, independent female characters, the pace is just perfect and the twists and turns of the plot never become confusing . . . Wolf Girl should be fascinating for young people and adults alike" * Historical Novels Review * "Older readers will enjoy this exciting historical novel" * Junior News & Mail *show more

Back cover copy

HOW DOES ONE PROVE INNOCENCE WHEN THE FACTS ARE LOST IN THE MISTS OF TIME? Cwen, a poor weaver struggling to make a living at St Hilda's Abbey in Whitby, is accused of possessing a valuable necklace. If found guilty she could be hanged, burned or stoned. Wulfrun, Cwen's daughter, desperate to prove her mother's innocence, encounters lies and treachery wherever she turns for help. Set in a turbulent period of Anglo-Saxon England, this is a story of a resourceful, dauntless heroine, determined and clever as a wolf. Defying rank and convention, braving wind, weather and marauding armies, Wulfrun shows that courage has its own just reward. Theresa Tomlinson, a superb storyteller, at her best. 'Theresa Tomlinson's prose is lyrical and assured' TES 'Thrilling, authentic, imaginative, original' Historical Novels Reviewshow more

Review Text

"A most compelling read to immerse yourself in. The period details feel authentic without obtruding into the development of the characters and story line"show more

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96 ratings
3.93 out of 5 stars
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4 40% (38)
3 25% (24)
2 4% (4)
1 1% (1)
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