The Supreme Lie (Paperback)
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The Supreme Lie (Paperback)

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Published: 15/04/2021
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Waterstones Says

The multi-award winning McCaughrean returns with a bitingly acute and exciting satire on self-serving demagogues and political spin, as a deceitful leader flees controversy leaving her maid to step into her shoes.

Twice Carnegie medal winning Geraldine McCaughrean's enthralling new novel is set in a world paralysed by natural disaster and dangerous lies.

Fifteen-year-old Gloria is maid to Afalia's tyrannical Head of State, Madame Suprema. When the country is hit by unprecedented flooding, Madame Suprema runs away, fearing she will be blamed for the crisis. To cover up this cowardly act, Gloria is made to step into Madame Suprema's shoes and is thrust into a world of corrupt and desperate politicians. As Gloria becomes aware of the forces toying with her every move, she must take decisions that could save, or end, thousands of lives - including her own...

A brilliant and darkly funny commentary on our present times by one of our greatest writers.

Publisher: Usborne Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 9781474970686
Number of pages: 416
Weight: 340 g
Dimensions: 201 x 139 x 28 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

As always, McCaughrean's prose and characterisation of the good, the bad and the in-between, are a treat. - The Sunday Times Children's Book of the Week

This enjoyable eco thriller is richly told - The Times, Children's Book of the Week

[A] thought-provoking, poignant, blackly funny novel - The Guardian

This often-surprising novel is a book that will stand the test of time. - The Irish Times

Geraldine McCaughrean is a writer of ferocious literary talent... A zinging black comedy, [The Supreme Lie] asks sophisticated questions about power and responsibility. - New Statesman

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“Supremely sharp and shrewd”

I had high hopes for this after loving Geraldine McCaughrean’s Where the World Ends and, while WTWE is still my favourite, this certainly lived up to expectations.

When a catastrophic flood hits Afalia and the... More

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“A bit unusual”

I wasn’t sure what to expect from this book as it is aimed at YA. I’m in my 40s and often enjoy a YA read but sadly just didn’t quite love it.

The story did touch on some current issues such as environmental crisis... More

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Fifteen-year-old Gloria is maid to Afalia's tyrannical Head of State, Madame Suprema. When the country is hit by unprecedented flooding, Madame Suprema runs away, fearing she will be blamed for the crisis. To... More

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