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Sisterland

Written by Linda Newbery

Sisterland Synopsis

Following the success of The Shell House, Linda Newbery again demonstrates her brilliance at weaving thought-provoking subjects into a wholly satisfying and sensitively drawn novel. Hilly's German grandmother, HeidiGran, comes to live with her family after she gets Alzheimer's disease; but as her mind becomes more muddled, secrets buried in her past start to emerge. Why does HeidiGran keep talking about a girl called Rachel? And why does she make racist remarks about Hilly's friend, Reuben? As Hilly struggles to cope with revelations about her family's past, she encounters racism and prejudice for herself when a friend becomes the victim of a mindless attack; she also falls in love for the first time. This is a wonderfully evocative novel exploring the recurring prejudices that affect every generation.

Sisterland Press Reviews

Any thoughtful teenager would enjoy Linda Newbery's Sisterland -- Adele Geras The Guardian A real page turner with some clever plot twists TimeOut Wonderful ... You won't want to put it down South Wales Argus Skilful, multi-layered story Oxford Times This is a powerful and evocative exploration of prejudice across the ages Booktrusted

Book Information

ISBN: 9780385604703
Publication date: 4th September 2003
Author: Linda Newbery
Publisher: David Fickling Books an imprint of Random House Children's Publishers UK
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 384 pages

About Linda Newbery

As a child Linda Newbery was a secret writer, filling exercise books with stories which she hid in her wardrobe. Now she is a published author of over forty books, mainly children's and teenage fiction. She has been shortlisted for many prestigious literary prizes and has won the Costa children's book award. Linda lives in an Oxfordshire village and enjoys yoga, gardening, walking and the cinema.

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