Treason by Berlie Doherty
  

Treason

Written by Berlie Doherty

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Prize-winning Berlie Doherty brings the excitement and danger of life at the court of King Henry V111 vividly to life. Young William Montague is plucked from a life of obscurity to become a page boy to the King’s son and heir, Prince Edward. William soon becomes a favourite of the King’s but he also makes dangerous enemies who know enough about his family to bring about his downfall. Soon William is fleeing from charges of treason and the threat of death itself. These are dangerous times and William needs courage, luck and loyalty to balance love for his family and his father with saving his life and supporting the King..

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Treason by Berlie Doherty

Will Gaveston is page boy to little Prince Edward, son of King Henry VIII. When his father is accused of treason and thrown into Newgate Prison, Will has to go into hiding in the back streets of London. He is befriended by a poor boy, Nick Drew, and together they brave imprisonment and death as they desperately try to gain pardon for Will's father.


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Doherty paints a very vivid picture ... almost Shardlake for young readers. -- Susan Elkin Independent on Sunday A beautifully paced and measured story ... Berlie Doherty manages to involve the reader completely in WIll's world. Books for Keeps A beautifully crafted book, packed with rich detail and a convincing sense of time and place. The School Librarian A rich piece of historic fiction ... written with great verve. -- Nigethan Sathiyalingam TheBookbag.co.uk Fast and eventful ... there is danger and fear but we never lose sight of what is truly important. Carousel

About the Author

Berlie Doherty

Berlie Doherty is one of the UK’s favourite children’s authors. She has been writing for over twenty years and is published in more than twenty languages. She is a prolific writer of novels, storybooks, picture books, and plays. Berlie lives in Derbyshire

Q and A with Berlie Doherty

Q Where do you get your ideas from?

Q How long have you been writing books for?

Q Do you do other jobs as well?

Berlie's houseQ Do you have a special place where you write your books?

Q Why do you write?

Q Do you have any children? Pets?

Q How did you feel when you won the Carnegie medal for the first time?

Q When did you start writing poetry? And how do you feel when you write your poems? (Emily Smithson)

Q Why did you decide to become an author? (Jade)

Q How long do you spend writing your book? (Jonathan Stapleton)
A Requiem took me ten years to write! I also wrote six books for children and several plays at the same time. Children of Winter took me about two weeks—the story just fell out of my head on to the paper! But usually, a children’s novel takes about twelve months, a picture book about a day. But that doesn’t take account of the years spent thinking.

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Book Info

Format

Paperback
352 pages
Interest Age: From 9

Author

Berlie Doherty
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Author's Website

www.berliedoherty.com

Publisher

Andersen Press Ltd

Publication date

3rd February 2011

ISBN

9781849391214

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Publisher Profile

Andersen Press Ltd is an imprint of Andersen Press

logo Andersen Press is one of the leading independent children’s publishers, publishing some of the biggest names in the world of children's books including the much-loved picture book characters the Little Princess and Elmer the patchwork elephant. Andersen Press is the home of many award-winning authors and illustrators including Melvin Burgess, Rebecca Stead, Satoshi Kitamura, Tony Ross, David McKee, Chris Judge and Jeanne Willis. Founded in 1976 by Klaus Flugge it won the Bologna Best Children’s Publisher prize in the European Category in 2016, the company’s 40th anniversary year.

Publisher's Website

www.andersenpress.co.uk


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