Xanthe & the Ruby Crown (Paperback)Jasbinder Bilan (author)
From a Nottingham tower block to postwar Africa, this sweeping, nuanced story from the author of Asha and the Spirit Bird follows an archaeology-obsessed girl as she traces her beloved Nani's past.
A stunning new children's novel from the Costa Award-winning author of Asha & the Spirit Bird.
Xanthe loves visiting her gran in her flat with its rooftop garden. But Nani is becoming forgetful - and Xanthe wishes she could help her, if only she knew how.
A mysterious cat shows her a way. It leads Xanthe to clues about Nani's childhood, and how, long ago, she had to escape her old life in Africa for a new one in Britain ... The fourth novel by bestselling, Costa Award-winning author Jasbinder Bilan follows archaeology-obsessed Xanthe as she uncovers her family's secrets A tale of secrets, family, refugees, belonging and love Set in a tower block in Nottingham, bringing Jasbinder's trademark magical realism to an urban, everyday setting.
Publisher: Chicken House Ltd
Number of pages: 240
Weight: 180 g
Dimensions: 198 x 149 x 18 mm
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