Stravaganza: City Of Masks by Mary Hoffman
  

Stravaganza: City Of Masks

Written by Mary Hoffman
Part of the Stravaganza Series

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When you enter the world of Stravaganza you enter a world of treachery and danger, spine-tingling drama and two worlds and time frames where nothing is quite as it seems. Transported to the 16th century in another world, Lucien is somebody who can time travel with the help of a talisman and appears to be the only person who can save the place from complete disaster but he must unmask deception and treachery all the way.

Below is a list of the Stavaganza series books to date in order of publication. Just click on a title to find out more.

1) City of Masks

4) City of Secrets
5) City of Ships
6) City of Swords

Synopsis

Stravaganza: City Of Masks by Mary Hoffman

Set in a parallel world, where Italy is called Talia and Venice is called Bellezza, this title takes you into a dangerous world of thrills, political intrigue and the danger of assassination attempts both foiled and successful.

Discover more about the world of Stravaganza: click here to visit the series website or here to find out more about Mary Hoffman through her own website.

Reviews

'City of Masks is a poignant, touching and exciting novel, difficult to put down. This is one of the best time-slip stories that I have read in recent years. Without doubt a masterwork of contemporary children's literature'

's Literature Officer, Booktrust 'One of the most exciting adventures I've read in years'

's Bookseller 'The writing has a rich, lyrical quality and the plot is hugely imaginative'

's Guide to Kid's Books'

About the Author

Mary Hoffman

Mary Hoffman has written around 90 books for children. Amazing Grace, commended for the Kate Greenaway medal, has sold over 1.5 million copies. Its sequel, Grace & Family, was among Junior Education 's Best Books of 1995 and shortlisted for the Sheffield Libraries Book Award 1996. Mary lives in Oxfordshire.

You can read her contributions to The History Girls blog by clicking here.

Mary Hoffman's Ten Things You Didn't Know About Me:



I didn't change my surname when I got married.

When I was a little girl, I wanted to be a garage mechanic.

My husband is half-Indian. His mother was a Parsee, born in Bangalore.

I am learning Italian and would love to have a house in Italy.

I never wear or own anything blue.

Photo by Jess Barber (©Jess Barber)

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Book Info

Format

Paperback
352 pages

Author

Mary Hoffman
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Author's Website

www.maryhoffman.co.uk

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Publisher

Bloomsbury Publishing Plc

Publication date

7th July 2008

ISBN

9780747595694

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