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Hilde is furious when her peace-campaigner mother sends her to live with her father on a USAF base. Refusing to go to school, she joins an archaeological dig (â€œnot really her sceneâ€) where she meets Friedman (â€œdefinitely not her typeâ€). Heâ€™s the son of an American fighter pilot. War with Iraq looks inevitable, but Hilde feels that protesting is futile. That is, until she steals a gold brooch from the grave of a sixth-century woman â€“ a peace weaver â€“ and suddenly, her feelings begin to change.
|Publication date:||23rd January 2006|
|Suitable for:||11+ readers|
Julia Jarman has written over 60 books for children. Born in 1946, Julia was brought up near Peterborough, and attended local schools. Her family had a small plot of land on which they kept chickens and pigs. They also had a dog, two cats, a succession of rabbits, and for a short time, a grass snake! Her pets have featured in her stories at some point. This little plot was important to Julia as she could escape there and read or just do nothing - essentials for a good imagination. As a child ...More About Julia Jarman