Selina Penaluna by Jan Page

Selina Penaluna

Written by Jan Page
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Selina Penaluna by Jan Page

Selina Penaluna is a merrymaid or so she believes . . . Ellen and Jack are evacuated from London to Cornwall during the Second World War. Ellen relishes the opportunity to better herself. Jack is different. He finds the attention from his new family stifling and seeks freedom in the arms of Selina, the mysterious local girl he sees at the shore. Selina, Ellen and Jack's lives are intertwined in a series of events that lead to tragedy.

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A beautiful, beautiful story . . .The writing is sophisticated and elegant. I was completely absorbed from the first page to the very last. I heartily recommend that you read this book -- Jill Murphy * The Bookbag * Beautiful and haunting writing . . . I was completely absorbed from the first page to the very last * * Accomplished and distinctive * Books for Keeps * Poignant, intelligent and gripping * *

About the Author

JAN PAGE is a novelist, screenwriter and television producer, whose experience ranges right across the age spectrum. Over the years she has written hundreds of episodes of television and thirteen of her plays have been professionally staged. Jan lives in London and is co-founder of Adastra, an independent production company specialising in the children's sector. This is her seventh book.

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384 pages


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Corgi Childrens an imprint of Random House Children's Publishers UK

Publication date

2nd July 2009



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