The Curious Tale of the Lady Caraboo (Paperback)Catherine Johnson (author)
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Shortlisted for the YA Book Prize 2016, this is a very curious tale indeed . . .
Out of the blue arrives an exotic young woman from a foreign land. Fearless and strong, 'Princess' Caraboo rises above the suspicions of the wealthy family who take her in.
But who is the real Caraboo?
In a world where it seems everyone is playing a role, could she be an ordinary girl with a tragic past? Is she a confidence trickster? Or is she the princess everyone wants her to be?
This the tale of the ultimate historical hustle, steeped in delectable romance. Whoever Caraboo turns out to be, she will steal your heart . . .
Publisher: Penguin Random House Children's UK
Number of pages: 288
Weight: 202 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 18 mm
A rich and entertaining tale which raises questions and challenges assumptions -- Celia Rees * Armadillo *
The book has a lot to say about who we are and the pretences we put on for other people, and also about the limited chances in life that a woman had . . . The historical period comes to life well in the book, although it also has a lot to say that is relevant today. -- Carol Williams * readingzone.com *
A well researched, finely written re-imagining of an actual historical figure, The Curious Tale of The Lady Caraboo sheds light on how identity is formed and shaped by the stories we tell about ourselves and the stories, like that of the 'exotic other', that are projected upon us . . . A great yarn with a beguiling central character -- Peter Kalu, author of SILENT STRIKER
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