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The Red Necklace (Paperback)

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Paperback 384 Pages / Published: 07/01/2010
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The story of a remarkable boy called Yann Margoza; Tetu the dwarf, his friend and mentor; Sido, unloved daughter of a foolish Marquis; and Count Kalliovski, Grand Master of a secret society, who has half the aristocracy in thrall to him, and wants Yann dead.

Yann is spirited away to London but three years later, when Paris is gripped by the bloody horrors of the Revolution, he returns, charged with two missions: to find out Kalliovski's darkest deeds and to save Sido from the guillotine.

With a tangle of secrets, a thread of magic and a touch of humour, the follies of the aristocracy and the sufferings of ordinary people are unfolded as their lives move relentlessly towards the tragic and horrific days of the Terror. THE RED NECKLACE is not only a tremendous adventure story but a vibrant and passionate picture of Paris in turmoil and of a large cast of memorable characters.

Publisher: Hachette Children's Group
ISBN: 9781842556344
Number of pages: 384
Weight: 272 g
Dimensions: 199 x 132 x 29 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
A gripping read * The Children's Bookseller *
A tense and believable fantasy * Historical Novels Review *
Enthralling * The Daily Telegraph *
A tremendous adventure story told at breathtaking pace * My Child *
Sophisticated, unpatronising ... extremely rewarding * Waterstones Books Quarterly *
Told with relentless pace * Inis *
One word to describe The Red Necklace: Fantastic! -- Alexandra Dignan, Aged 12 * Undercover *
A truly original voice ... a thrilling read * Spectator *
A rattling good story * The Guardian *
Peopled with thrilling characters and gorgeously suspenseful * The Times *
[A] compelling marriage of magic and history * The Sunday Times *
A new star in historical children's fiction * The Independent *
A splendid story * The Independent *
Exciting and enthralling * Bookzone *
Enthrallingly told, it offers action, surprise and protagonists to care about * The Sunday Times *

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“peculiar”

this is one of the strangest books i've ever read but in a weird way i really enjoyed it. It took a little bit of getting into but once you've read a few chapters its an enjoyable easy read.

Paperback edition
22nd November 2010
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“A wonderful story of the French Revolution.”

Sally Gardner is one of those magnificent authors who can be relied on to always provide a fascinating, original and gripping read. The Red Necklace is no different as Gardner deftly weaves together a story of The... More

Paperback edition
19th March 2010
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“an okay read”

This is a strange mix of fantasy, historical and a bit of mystery thrown in for good measure. It never quite worked for me and it was almost as if the novel couldn’t decide what it wanted to be. It just plods along,... More

Paperback edition
17th October 2010
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