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The Pearl Thief

Written by Elizabeth Wein

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From the internationally acclaimed bestselling author of Code Name Verity comes a stunning new story of pearls, love and murder - a mystery with all the suspense of an Agatha Christie and the intrigue of Downton Abbey.

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In addition to our Lovereading expert opinion some of our Lovereading4kids Reader Review Panel were also lucky enough to read and review this title. You can read their full reviews by clicking here.

  • Eloise Mae Clarkson - 'The characters are amazing and each one has their own unique back story... I loved how this book was so unpredictable even at the very end it had an unexpected twist.'
  • Ella Hewitt, age 14 - 'A thrilling novel focusing on the world before the war from a young girl's perspective! Amazing! Both boys and girls will enjoy this gripping story! Suitable from 11 years!'    
  • Jenny Duffy - 'With a plucky and complex heroine, this is an enjoyable and atmospheric read.'
  • Talia Jacobs, age 15 - 'The plot is relatively slow to start with but in time you uncover surprise after surprise, which improves the book greatly and keeps you reading.'
  • Olivia Tierney, age 19 - 'Reminiscent of classic mysteries, The Pearl Thief is a great quick summer read which will transport you to 1930's Scotland. Wein's novel explores grief, coming-of-age and fighting society stereotypes.'

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Synopsis

The Pearl Thief by Elizabeth Wein

Sixteen-year-old Julie Beaufort-Stuart is returning to her family's ancestral home in Perthshire for one last summer. It is not an idyllic return to childhood. Her grandfather's death has forced the sale of the house and estate and this will be a summer of goodbyes. Not least to the McEwen family - Highland travellers who have been part of the landscape for as long as anyone can remember - loved by the family, loathed by the authorities. Tensions are already high when a respected London archivist goes missing, presumed murdered. Suspicion quickly falls on the McEwens but Julie knows not one of them would do such a thing and is determined to prove everyone wrong. And then she notices the family's treasure trove of pearls is missing.

This beautiful and evocative novel is the story of the irrepressible and unforgettable Julie, set in the year before the Second World War and the events of Code Name Verity. It is also a powerful portrayal of a community under pressure and one girl's determination for justice.

About the Author

Elizabeth Wein

Elizabeth Wein was born in New York, and grew up in England, Jamaica and Pennsylvania. She is married with two children and now lives in Perth, Scotland. Elizabeth is a member of the Ninety-Nines, the International Organization of Women Pilots.

She was awarded the Scottish Aero Club's Watson Cup for best student pilot in 2003 and it was her love of flying that partly inspired the idea for Code Name Verity.

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Paperback
416 pages

Author

Elizabeth Wein
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Author's Website

www.elizabethwein.com/

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Publisher

Bloomsbury Childrens an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing PLC

Publication date

4th May 2017

ISBN

9781408866610

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