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The Children of Castle Rock

The Children of Castle Rock (Paperback, Main)

By Farrant, Natasha

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Like many girls, Alice Mistlethwaite idolises her father, Byron. He is a hero: brave, kind and impossibly funny. It's just a shame that he's always in and out of prison... After a particularly naughty outing, Alice's Aunt Patience decides to take action.

ISBN 9780571323562
Barcode 9780571323562
Published 23 May 2018 by Faber and Faber
Format Paperback, Main
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ISBN-13 9780571323562
ISBN-10 0571323561
Stock Available
Status Indent title (internationally sourced), usually ships 4-6 weeks
Publisher Faber and Faber
Imprint Faber & Faber
Publication Date 23 May 2018
International Publication Date 1 March 2018
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback, Main
Edition Main
Author(s) By Farrant, Natasha
Category Fiction (Child / Teen)
Teenage Romance
School Stories
Number of Pages 320
Dimensions Width: 129mm
Height: 198mm
Spine: 22mm
Weight 309g
Interest Age 9-11 years
Reading Age 9-11 years
NBS Text Children's Fiction
ONIX Text Children/juvenile
Dewey Code 823.92
Catalogue Code 896067

Description of this Book

Like many girls, Alice Mistlethwaite idolises her father, Byron. He is a hero: brave, kind and impossibly funny. It's just a shame that he's always in and out of prison...After a particularly naughty outing, Alice's Aunt Patience decides to take action. Alice is to be sent to St Cuthbert's School for Winners - where competition runs deep, and being 'outdoorsy' is not optional. Much to her own surprise, Alice fits in far better than she ever has before, swiftly making friends and enjoying running wild in the Scottish countryside. But then Byron disappears - or rather his letters stop - and Alice becomes convinced something has happened to him. Aunt Patience is much less sure (and worse, seems to think he has something to do with a robbery that's making the news), but Alice is undeterred. Armed with her new friends, and a handy opportunity to escape from school, she sets off on an epic quest to find her father, prove everyone wrong about him - and perhaps discover some home truths about herself and her family along the way. Both hilarious and heartfelt, this is a classic adventure story brought bang up to date, and told in Natasha's inimitably perfect voice.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 3 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

Natasha Farrant was shortlisted for the Queen of Teen Award 2014, and the second Bluebell Gadbsy book, Flora in Love, was longlisted for the Guardian Children's Prize, while the third, All About Pumpkin, was WHSmith Book of the Month. Natasha is the author of the Carnegie-longlisted and Branford Boase-shortlisted YA historical novel The Things We Did For Love. She lives in London with her family.

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