The Dread Pirate Fleur And The Ruby Heart by Sara Starbuck

The Dread Pirate Fleur And The Ruby Heart

Written by Sara Starbuck

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Children can't fail to love and treasure this terrific debut, it's a real page-turner. With a feisty heroine and a sea-savvy partner in piracy Tom, this action packed and fast paced adventure will appeal to both girls and boys. Following a death and the discovery of a dark family secret orphaned Fleur finds her sea legs and a thirst for adventure. It's brooding and brilliant from an exciting new talent.


The Dread Pirate Fleur And The Ruby Heart by Sara Starbuck

Moments before he is murdered, Fleur's father tells her the terrible secret of who he really is. Now orphaned, Fleur has little choice but to leave her home and join the man who comes to claim her - her estranged uncle, William Hart. But William is a terrifying and ruthless pirate and Fleur is thrust into life on board the Queen Mary.

About the Author

Sara quit university to become a dancer, appearing in white jump suits in appalling pop videos, but returned to complete a degree in English, with Writing and Publishing. She put her degree to good use by running away to America with a rock band and working as a waitress. On her return to London, Sara started working in book publishing. Moving from export sales into the editorial department of Hodder and Stoughton, she worked for the Editorial Director and commissioned contemporary fiction and sagas. She currently works for United Agents reading the slush pile and selling audio rights, as well as working as a freelance editor specializing in commercial fiction and children’s books. Sara lives in West Sussex with her husband, Toby, and their one-year-old son, Tom.

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Random House Children's Books

Publication date

2nd April 2009




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