Stravaganza: City of Secrets
Written by Mary Hoffman
Part of the Stravaganza Series
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A breathtaking and thrilling part contemporary, part historical novel set in England and in Italy that’s full of intrigue, adventure, magic and excitement. The plot is poignant and touching and the characters richly hewed and the vivid and suspenseful time travel provides a wonderful backdrop for the many adventures that ensue.
Below is a list of the Stavaganza series books to date in order of publication. Just click on a title to find out more.
Stravaganza: City of Secrets by Mary Hoffman
Matt is dyslexic and extremely intelligent. When he is unexpectedly transported to the Scriptorium of Padavia (real-life Padua) University, he discovers he is a Stravagante who can travel through time using his talisman, a leather-bound book.
'A fabulous story of power, intrigue and flying horses. This is story-telling at its best'
'I was barely allowed to finish it before my god-daughter snatched it away with breathless anticipation. It's so real! she drooled'
'An absolute triumph. Writing like this makes a parallel situation appear in the mind as more real than reality itself'
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