These Dark Wings (Hardback)John Owen Theobald (author)
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After her mother is killed in the Blitz and her father in the North Sea, 12-year-old Anna Cooper is sent to live with an uncle she has never met - the Ravenmaster at the Tower of London.
Amid the Tower's old secrets and hidden ghosts, the ravens begin to disappear and Anna must brave the war-torn city to find them.
With Nazi forces massing on the other side of the Channel, the fate of Britain might be at stake, for an ancient legend foretells that Britain will fall if the ravens ever leave the Tower.
Publisher: Head of Zeus
Number of pages: 320
Weight: 386 g
Dimensions: 210 x 130 x 28 mm
'Theobald killed it with this one ... it holds plenty of appeal for adults, but if that isn't your thing, recommend it to your children, or grandchildren' * Professional Bookworm *
'A thought-provoking adventure of a book, and probably a perfect read-aloud or audiobook for your summer road trip' * Blah, Blah, Blah, Book Blog *
'The best piece of YA historical fiction that I have come across in a long while' * Magic Fiction Since Potter *
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I was hooked from the first page - I read the whole book in 48 hours. It's hard to review it without spoiling the story, but it builds from a small story about the ravens who live at the Tower of London and... More
“Wonderfully written historical fiction for all ages!”
Anna Cooper's story is thoughtful, mysterious, and fascinating. This is historical fiction for all ages that takes its cues from real events, and puts the reader into the center of London 1940--a very scary... More
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