Synopses & Reviews
Timothée de Fombelle
is a popular French playwright who has achieved international success as a novelist with his debut, Toby Alone,
and its sequel,Toby and the Secrets of the Tree.
He has worked as a teacher and in 1990 set up his own theater company. Timothée de Fombelle lives with his family in Paris.
Sarah Ardizzone has won several awards for her translation work, including the Marsh Award for Childrens Literature in Translation for Toby Alone by Timothée de Fombelle and for Eye of the Wolf by Daniel Pennac. She lives in London.
About the Author
A breathless adventure from international award winner Timothée de Fombelle charts a desperate search for identity across the vast expanses of Europe.
In a world between wars, a young man on the cusp of taking priestly vows is suddenly made a fugitive. Fleeing the accusations of police who blame him for a murder, as well as more sinister forces with darker intentions, Vango attempts to trace the secrets of his shrouded past and prove his innocence before all is lost. As he crisscrosses the continent via train, boat, and even the Graf Zeppelin airship, his adventures take him from Parisian rooftops to Mediterranean islands to Scottish forests. A mysterious, unforgettable, and romantic protagonist, Vango tells a thrilling story sure to captivate lovers of daring escapades and subversive heroes.