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I, CORIANDER (SIGNED COPY)

GARDNER, Sally

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ISBN 10: 1842552902 / ISBN 13: 9781842552902
Edité par Orion, London, 2005
Neuf(s) Etat : New Couverture rigide
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Titre : I, CORIANDER (SIGNED COPY)

Éditeur : Orion, London

Date d'édition : 2005

Reliure : Hard Cover

Etat du livre :New

Etat de la jaquette : New

Signé : Signed by Author

Edition : First Edition, First Impression.

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The story is told by Coriander, daughter of a silk merchant in 1650s London. Her idyllic childhood ends when her mother dies and her father goes away, leaving Coriander with her stepmother, a widow who is in cahoots with a fundamentalist Puritan preacher. She is shut away in a chest and left to die, but emerges into the fairy world from which her mother came, and where time has no meaning. When she returns, charged with a task that will transform her life, she is seventeen. This is a book filled with enchantments -- a pair of silver shoes, a fairy shadow, a prince transformed into a fox - that contrast with the heartbreaking loss and cruelty of Coriander's life in the real world. With its brilliantly realized setting of old London Bridge, and underpinned by the conflict between Royalists and Puritans, it is a terrific page turner, involving kidnapping, murder and romance, and an abundance of vivid characters. Coriander is a heroine to love. Her story will establish Sally Gardner as a children's writer of boundless imagination and originality.

About the Author:

Sally Gardner was an award-winning costume designer for the theatre before realising her ambition of writing and illustrating children's books which she now does full-time. She lives in North London with her three children.

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