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City of Masks

Written by Mary Hoffman

Part of the Bloomsbury Educational Editions Series

City of Masks Synopsis

Lucien is in bed seriously ill with cancer. So how can he simultaneously exist in full health in a strange city that looks oddly like Venice - and yet couldn't be more different? Lucien has arrived in Bellezza, ruled by the powerful Duchessa, but it is his method of travel that marks Lucien out. Through an innocent gift of a Venetian notebook, Lucien has become a member of the Stravaganti, travellers in time and place. He has entered a world thick with drama, colour, intrigue and danger for which he is ill-prepared.

City of Masks Press Reviews

City of Masks is a poignant, touching and exciting novel, difficult to put down. This is one of the best time-slip stories that I have read in recent years. Without doubt a masterwork of contemporary children's literature. Edgardo Zaghini, Children's Literature Officer, Booktrust One of the most exciting adventures I've read in years. Wendy Cooling, Best Books for Christmas in the Children's Bookseller

Book Information

ISBN: 9780713686111
Publication date: 1st March 2008
Author: Mary Hoffman
Publisher: A & C Black Publishers Ltd an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 352 pages

About Mary Hoffman

Mary Hoffman's first book, White Magic, was published in 1975. Since then, she has written more than eighty books for children, including the picture book Amazing Grace, the Stravaganza series of novels and the anti-war anthology Lines in the Sand. She also runs the children's book review magazine Armadillo.

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