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By Laura Shepherd-Robinson -
A girl called Red writes a memoir. It begins in 1730 with her hard, nomadic life as the child of a gypsy fortune teller. ...Read Review
By Patrice Lawrence -
Children/Young AdultHistorical Fantasy
A sleeping sickness has fallen across London, and the city’s elementals – spirits of Air, Water, Fire and Earth – worry that they will ...Read Review
By Phil Earle -
Beau, a tired and hungry street dog, is saved from the wheels of a lorry by Peggy, who persuades her parents, her brother ...Read Review
By Elisa Paganelli (illus.) - By Iszi Lawrence -
In 1718, eleven-year-old Abigail lives a cosseted, if rather lonely, life as a plantation owner’s daughter in the Caribbean. Secretly, her best friend ...Read Review
By Katie Daysh -
At the decisive moment in the ferocious Battle of Aboukir Bay in 1798, Captain Hiram Nightingale is on the burning deck of his ship. ...Read Review
By Emma Carroll -
In the too-hot, climate-changed summer of 2032, Polly and her brother are packed off to a favourite aunt who lives by an artificial lake, ...Read Review
By Philippa Gregory -
This third book in the Fairmile series returns us to the heart of the Reekie family via the enjoyable villainess, Livia da Ricci, ...Read Review
By Katie Munnik -
Twelve-year-old Laura begs on the Paris streets in spring 1891. Husband-and-wife aerialists—Ena, and French aeronaut, Auguste Gaudron—take an interest in this American ...Read Review
By Tom Clohosy Cole (illus.) - By Tom Palmer -
Inspired by the teenage years of Audrey Hepburn, this story is set in the Nazi-occupied town of Velp in the Netherlands. Under a ...Read Review
By Sufiya Ahmed -
In 1941, eleven-year-old Rosie is a Muslim princess growing up amidst the Indian struggle for independence from British imperial rule. When her mother dies, ...Read Review
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