The Gypsy Crown by Kate Forsyth

The Gypsy Crown

Written by Kate Forsyth

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A dramatic race against time for two gypsy children as they try to find the five ancient magic charms that can save their family. Set against the background of Cromwell’s harsh laws against the Rom, this is full of action as well as infused which ancient Rom magic and mystery.


The Gypsy Crown by Kate Forsyth

Living under the tyrannical rule of Oliver Cromwell, the Finch family, a tribe of gypsies, are flung in jail with only three weeks to live. Two young cousins, Emilia and Luka, manage to escape. They find themselves entrusted with the task of recovering the five lucky charms that, once united, it's hoped will restore the Finch family's good luck.

About the Author

Kate Forsyth

Kate Forsyth has written the best-selling ‘Witches of Eileanan’ series, which has been published in Australia, the US and Canada, Germany and Russia. Her new series, set in the same world, is ‘Rhiannon’s Ride’ with the first in the series The Tower of Ravens hot off the presses in the US, where an early reviewer at ‘Romance Junkies’ gave it an almost unprecedented five blue ribbons. The second in the series The Shining City has just been released in Australia., and Kate is currently hard at work on Book 3 The Heart of Stars.

Kate Forsyth has also written a young adult fantasy called The Starthorn Tree, published in Australia and the UK, and a children’s fantasy called Dragon Gold. She is the author of a contemporary literary novel Full Fathom Five, published under her maiden name, Kate Humphrey, and a collection of poetry called Radiance. Several of Kate’s books have been short-listed for the Aurealis Award for Australian Fantasy, and The Starthorn Tree was shortlisted for the Western Australian Children’s Choice Awards and the One Book, One City campaign in Brisbane. In addition, The Witches of Eileanan was named as one of the Best First Novels of 1998 by Locus.

Kate has also worked as a freelance journalist for publications such as Vogue, Black & White, The Sydney Morning Herald, The Age, Mode, and Sunday Life. She has a BA in Literature from Macquarie University and a MA in Writing from UWS.

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Publication date

3rd March 2008




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