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Winner of the Costa Children's Book Award 2006.
Set at the end of the 19th century, Linda Newbery has cleverly carved out an incredible mystery that’s full of clever twists and entwined with drama, all manner of emotions and mind-blowingly powerful multi-dimensional characters, that you’ll find impossible to put down and one that is likely to haunt you long after you’ve read it. There aren’t many books that you can safely say that you’ll enjoy even more by reading it a second time but this is certainly one of them. A tour de force.
The Judges said: "A novel of intrigue and deception. Newbery's landscape is a joy to walk into."
Samuel Godwin, an art tutor has two tutees, Marianne and Juliana. Assisted by their governess, Samuel begins to uncover why Marianne is emotionally fragile. But his discoveries lead to revenge and betrayal - and lives all around are turned upside down. This work is a novel in diary style, combining different voices and a different century.
Publication date: 20/07/2015
Publisher: Definitions an imprint of Random House Children's Publishers UK
Publication date: 25/01/2007
Publisher: Random House Children's Books
|Publication date:||4th May 2006|
|Publisher:||Random House Children's Books|
|Suitable for:||11+ readers|
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Linda Newbery always wanted to be a writer, filling exercise books with stories which she hid in her wardrobe, but only began submitting her work once she became a secondary school teacher. She had her first novel published in 1988 and is now a full-time writer. Linda writes for various age groups and has twice been shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal, for The Shell House and Sisterland and in 2006 won the Costa Children’s Book Award for Set in Stone.Linda lives in a Northamptonshire village with her husband and three cats. She is an active member of the SAS ...More About Linda Newbery
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