The enormity of what I’ve done crashes in on me. For a moment I feel completely without hope. I don’t belong anywhere’
Bound by a vow made to her dying mother, Marianne sells her few belongings and leaves Grimsby. Her destination? Denmark, where she will search for her father…
‘I am afraid. Mother, if I can free you, will you flee with me?’
Set in a real place and based around a real story, this Tudor novel follows the fortunes of Eleanor Hungerford as she struggles to free her mother from a four year imprisonment in a tower of their castle home. Shortlisted for the Waterstone’s Children’s Book Prize 2009.
‘A sense of menace grew on me all morning. A shadow of approaching doom. That was the first warning…’
Stolen from her family by a cruel Viking chieftain, Thora’s future looks bleak. Yet Thora has visions, and in one she foresees a daring escape with a new companion.
‘Their garments are black as night. They carry torches in their hands, darkness and anger in their hearts. They are coming.’
When a dark family secret is exposed, Sigrun’s peaceful life is shattered. Forced to pay for her parents’ misdeeds, she finds herself exiled from all she knows.
Set in Georgian England, fifteen-year-old Sophia is trapped by the limitations of living in a man’s world. Forced by her father to give up everything she loves, Sophia is ordered to make a new life in Bath.
By day, she is trapped in the social whirl of balls and masquerades. By night, she secretly swaps her ball gowns for breeches, and turns to highway robbery to get her revenge …
The year is 1720. Isabelle, beautiful, wealthy and spoiled, should be at the threshold of a delightful adulthood. Instead her life has taken a turn so dark and dreadful, that she can’t see a way out.
Prevented from taking a desperate way out and picked up by a crew of smugglers, Isabelle is quickly forced to re-evaluate everything she thought she knew about her world.