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One of our Books of the Year 2015 - September 2015 Debut of the Month Longbow Girl is a romance, in the old fashioned sense of the word, a story full of marvels and heroic deeds. For centuries Merry Owen’s family have bred ponies in the Welsh mountains. They were given their land in the 1300’s when one of Merry’s longbowmen ancestors saved the life of the Black Prince and her family are still ready to protect the crown: Merry herself is skilled with the longbow. But the farm is under threat, not least from their neighbours the aristocratic De Courcys. The discovery of a treasure trove offers a chance to save the farm, but it’s linked to old rivalries, and ancient magic it seems. Action-packed, with wonderfully vivid descriptions of landscape, ponies, history and longbows, this thrilling novel will set readers’ hearts racing! ~ Andrea Reece
A Piece of Passion from Barry Cunningham, Publisher: THWACK! The age-old sound of an arrow hitting its target still brings a shiver of excitement doesn’t it? Just like in Linda Davies’ fantastic novel, we feel transported back to a time of romance, but also of violence and cruelty. But fear not, brave Longbow Girl readers – while there is danger and enchantment, there’s also tough love, brilliant horses and a heroine who finds her hero in a cause worth fighting for! Ymlaen! (That’s Welsh, by the way.)
Merry Owen is desperate for her family to stay on their struggling farm in Wales, in the shadow of the Black Castle, owned by the de Courcys who have been enemies of Merry's family for generations. Skilled in the family tradition of archery, Merry is happiest out riding - but when she finds an overturned tree and a buried chest containing an ancient Welsh text, it leads her into a past filled with treasure, secrets and untold danger.
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|Publication date:||3rd September 2015|
|Publisher:||Chicken House Ltd|
|Suitable for:||11+ readers, 9+ readers|
|Genres:||Adventure Stories, Historical Fiction|
|Recommendations:||Debuts of the Month, eBooks, Reviewed by Children|
Linda Davies grew up in the Welsh mountains and is herself an avid longbow girl and rider, having been given a longbow and a pony by her parents when she was eight. She has written five thrillers for adults, and lives with her husband and three children near the sea.More About Linda Davies