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- DescriptionThrown out of the Knip and Pynch Children's Home, Sparrow is an orphan. She has her loyal cat Scaramouch and just a single clue to her real family. Sparrow travels to the town of Stollenbach where, lost and afraid she is taken in by Gloriana, a strange and colourful street girl. Sparrow thinks she has found a home in the nest - a hideout for homeless girls run by the beautiful but menacing Miss Minter. She is taught to make matches but all is t as it seems. And what does the vicious Tapper want with Sparrow? As Sparrow uncovers a web of strange secrets she finds herself at the heart of an undercover smuggling trade with a price on her head. Kidnapped, beaten and locked in the coal cellar, Sparrow's dream of finding a family seems impossible.A wonderful re-imagining of OLIVER TWIST, Sparrow's adventure realises the dark secrets of Dickensian London with a fantastical twist for younger readers.
- Author BiographyRebecca Lisle was born in Leeds and still feels in touch with her Yorkshire roots. She studied Botany at university and completed a PGCE at Oxford. She has lived in France, Australia and New York and had a variety of jobs - au-pair, nanny, waitress, secretary and personal assistant. Now, at last, she has the best job in the world being a full-time writer. She has been writing ever since she could string together a sentence and in 2006 she was awarded a distinction for her MA in Creative Writing at Bath Spa University. BRIGHTLING was inspired by Oliver Twist and she hopes very much that Dickens wouldn't mind her including flying horses in the story. Rebecca is married and, despite being tone deaf, has produced three lovely musical sons.
- Author(s)Rebecca Lisle
- PublisherHot Key Books
- Date of Publication02/01/2014
- SubjectChildren's Fiction
- Place of PublicationLondon
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintHot Key Books
- Weight277 g
- Width21 mm
- Height198 mm
- Spine129 mm
- Interest AgeFrom 9
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