The Pearl Thief (Paperback)
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Paperback 416 Pages / Published: 04/05/2017
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From the internationally acclaimed bestselling author of Code Name Verity comes a stunning new story of pearls, love and murder - a mystery with all the suspense of an Agatha Christie and the intrigue of Downton Abbey. Sixteen-year-old Julie Beaufort-Stuart is returning to her family's ancestral home in Perthshire for one last summer. It is not an idyllic return to childhood. Her grandfather's death has forced the sale of the house and estate and this will be a summer of goodbyes. Not least to the McEwen family - Highland travellers who have been part of the landscape for as long as anyone can remember - loved by the family, loathed by the authorities. Tensions are already high when a respected London archivist goes missing, presumed murdered. Suspicion quickly falls on the McEwens but Julie knows not one of them would do such a thing and is determined to prove everyone wrong. And then she notices the family's treasure trove of pearls is missing. This beautiful and evocative novel is the story of the irrepressible and unforgettable Julie, set in the year before the Second World War and the events of Code Name Verity. It is also a powerful portrayal of a community under pressure and one girl's determination for justice.

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
ISBN: 9781408866610
Number of pages: 416
Weight: 340 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 mm

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Holly at Plymouth

“A weaving plot, intricate characters and beautiful setting - sublime!”

For admirers of Wein's 'Code Name Verity' the return of Julie Beaufort-Stuart's assertive and amorous character will be much appreciated and loved. However, you don't need to have read... More

Paperback edition
28th April 2017
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“A fun adventure”

I received a free copy of this book from Net Galley in exchange for an honest review.
In this YA novel, our 15-year old heroine Julia Beaufort-Stuart (Julie) returns from school to spend one last summer in her late... More

Paperback edition
17th May 2017
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“A Scottish Mystery”

This is my first foray into Elizabeth Wein's writing and I really liked it. The Pearl Thief is a prequel to Code Name Verity, set in pre-war Perthshire and full of such interesting characters. There are... More

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