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Publisher Comments:

Its England, 1783. When the rich and beautiful Sovay isnt sitting for portraits, shes donning a mans cloak and robbing travelers—in broad daylight. But in a time when political allegiances between France and England are strained, a rogue bandit is not the only thing travelers fear. Spies abound, and rumors of sedition can quickly lead to disappearances. So when Sovay lifts the wallet of one of Englands most powerful and dangerous men, its not just her own identity she must hide, but that of her father. A dazzling historical saga in which the roles of thieves and gentry, good and bad, and men and women are interchanged to riveting effect.

Review:

"Rees's (Witch Child) evocative writing will once again sweep readers back in time to meet another of her iron-willed protagonists, Sovay, who is fashioned after the heroine of a traditional British ballad. Raised in the English countryside during the French Revolution, 17-year-old Sovay embarks on a mission to find her missing father and brother, who've been condemned for supporting the Revolution. Her search takes her to dangerous corners of London and Paris, where she plays the roles of highway robber, spy and socialite to gather clues and outwit a treacherous villain who desires to overthrow Britain's throne. History buffs will relish detailed descriptions of period dress, inventions and architecture sprinkled throughout the novel, but may be most intrigued by the author's insight into France's shift of power after the storming of the Bastille. Capturing the romantic, dramatic flavor of late-18th-century prose ('However much she fought against it, a sense of menace, vague, but all-pervading, began to seep into her soul') without compromising the complexity of her characters, the author creates a suspenseful tale of political intrigue and class struggle. Ages 12 — up. (Sept.)" Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Synopsis:

England, 1783. When the rich and beautiful Sovay isn't sitting for portraits, she's donning a man's cloak and robbing travelers. "Sovay" is a dazzling historical saga in which the roles of thieves and gentry, good and bad, and men and women are interchanged to riveting effect.

About the Author

Celia Rees is the author of many books for young readers including the bestsellers Witch Child, Sorceress, and Pirates! Celia lives in Leamington Spa, England with her husband and teenage daughter.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781599902036
Author:
Rees, Celia
Publisher:
Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Subject:
General Juvenile Fiction
Subject:
General
Subject:
Sex role
Subject:
History
Subject:
Robbers and outlaws
Subject:
Children s-General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Publication Date:
20080931
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
- Up
Language:
English
Pages:
416
Dimensions:
7.75 x 5.06 in
Age Level:
from 12 up to 17

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Product details 416 pages Bloomsbury Publishing PLC - English 9781599902036 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Rees's (Witch Child) evocative writing will once again sweep readers back in time to meet another of her iron-willed protagonists, Sovay, who is fashioned after the heroine of a traditional British ballad. Raised in the English countryside during the French Revolution, 17-year-old Sovay embarks on a mission to find her missing father and brother, who've been condemned for supporting the Revolution. Her search takes her to dangerous corners of London and Paris, where she plays the roles of highway robber, spy and socialite to gather clues and outwit a treacherous villain who desires to overthrow Britain's throne. History buffs will relish detailed descriptions of period dress, inventions and architecture sprinkled throughout the novel, but may be most intrigued by the author's insight into France's shift of power after the storming of the Bastille. Capturing the romantic, dramatic flavor of late-18th-century prose ('However much she fought against it, a sense of menace, vague, but all-pervading, began to seep into her soul') without compromising the complexity of her characters, the author creates a suspenseful tale of political intrigue and class struggle. Ages 12 — up. (Sept.)" Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Synopsis" by , England, 1783. When the rich and beautiful Sovay isn't sitting for portraits, she's donning a man's cloak and robbing travelers. "Sovay" is a dazzling historical saga in which the roles of thieves and gentry, good and bad, and men and women are interchanged to riveting effect.
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