The Girl in the Mask
Written by Marie-Louise Jensen
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March 2012 Book of the Month. How can feisty Sophia take her revenge on her father for forcing her into a life of high society in Bath? Outwardly, Sophie conforms by attending balls and masques. But, at night, she leads quite another life risking all by changing her appearance and turning to crime. It is a dangerous and difficult path to tread and following Sophie’s clever handing of the situations makes a thrilling costume drama.
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The Girl in the Mask by Marie-Louise Jensen
'Stand and Deliver! Hand over your valuables if you value your life!'
Sophia's duty is clear. Look pretty, behave well, and find a husband as soon as possible.
Set in Georgian England, fifteen-year-old Sophia is trapped by the limitations of living in a man's world. Forced by her father to give up everything she loves, Sophia is ordered to make a new life in Bath. By day Sophia is trapped in the social whirl of balls and masquerades. By night, she secretly swaps her ball gowns for breeches, and turns to highway robbery to get her revenge ...When one man begins to take a keen interest in her, Sophia must keep her distance, or risk unmasking her secret life.
Praise for Between Two Seas:
'A riveting read ... I was left with a real sense of having been there myself, and can offer no higher praise than that.' Philip Ardagh in The Guardian
The Lady in the Tower:
'Any girl in her early teens is going to love this' - The Bookbag
Daughter of Fire and Ice:
'Shows [Jensen's] talent for suspenseful historical fiction' - Amanda Craig, The Times
'With feisty heroines and rich period details, Jensen is one of the best historical writers around.' The Bookseller
'Her novel about a young girl growing into womanhood brings wonderful light into this tale of the Dark Ages.' Trevor Thompson, Carousel
About the Author
More books by Marie-Louise Jensen
Oxford University Press
1st March 2012
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