The Red Necklace

The Red Necklace

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The story of a remarkable boy called Yann Margoza; Tetu the dwarf, his friend and mentor; Sido, unloved daughter of a foolish Marquis; and Count Kalliovski, Grand Master of a secret society, who has half the aristocracy in thrall to him, and wants Yann dead. Yann is spirited away to London but three years later, when Paris is gripped by the bloody horrors of the Revolution, he returns, charged with two missions: to find out Kalliovski's darkest deeds and to save Sido from the guillotine. With a tangle of secrets, a thread of magic and a touch of humour, the follies of the aristocracy and the sufferings of ordinary people are unfolded as their lives move relentlessly towards the tragic and horrific days of the Terror. THE RED NECKLACE is not only a tremendous adventure story but a vibrant and passionate picture of Paris in turmoil and of a large cast of memorable more

Product details

  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 384 pages
  • 128 x 196 x 22mm | 358.34g
  • Hachette Children's Group
  • Orion Children's Books (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1842556347
  • 9781842556344
  • 41,643

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A gripping read The Children's Bookseller A tense and believable fantasy Historical Novels Review Enthralling The Daily Telegraph A tremendous adventure story told at breathtaking pace My Child Sophisticated, unpatronising ... extremely rewarding Waterstones Books Quarterly Told with relentless pace Inis One word to describe The Red Necklace: Fantastic! -- Alexandra Dignan, Aged 12 Undercover A truly original voice ... a thrilling read Spectator A rattling good story The Guardian Peopled with thrilling characters and gorgeously suspenseful The Times [A] compelling marriage of magic and history The Sunday Times A new star in historical children's fiction The Independent A splendid story The Independent Exciting and enthralling Bookzone Enthrallingly told, it offers action, surprise and protagonists to care about The Sunday Timesshow more

About Sally Gardner

Sally Gardner is an award-winning novelist from London. Her books have been translated into 22 languages and have sold more than 1 million copies in the UK. Sally continues to be an avid spokesperson for dyslexia awareness, working to change the way it is perceived by society. She was recently awarded the CARNEGIE MEDAL and the COSTA BOOK AWARD. Visit her website at, and follow her on Twitter at and Facebook at more