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The Somerset Tsunami

The Somerset Tsunami

'My name is Fortune and I am on trial for my life. All I did was save a drowning boy: I pray he'll now speak the truth and save me . . And Fortune - who is secretive, suspiciously good at swimming and, to everyone's surprise, a girl - is an obvious scapegoat. If anything, it make... read full description below.

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ISBN 9780571332816
Barcode 9780571332816
Published 22 August 2019 by Faber and Faber
Format Paperback, Main
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Author(s) By Carroll, Emma
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ISBN-13 9780571332816
ISBN-10 0571332811
Stock Available
Status Available for pre-order, ships once released
Publisher Faber and Faber
Imprint Faber & Faber
Publication Date 22 August 2019
International Release Date 3 October 2019
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback, Main
Edition Main
Author(s) By Carroll, Emma
Category Fiction (Child / Teen)
Historical Fiction
Number of Pages 304
Dimensions Width: 129mm
Height: 198mm
Spine: 21mm
Weight 275g
Interest Age Children
Reading Age Children
NBS Text Children's Fiction
ONIX Text Children/juvenile
Dewey Code 823.92
Catalogue Code 995813

Description of this Book

'My name is Fortune and I am on trial for my life. They say I did magic that made the sea disappear, then come back again so monstrous and so fast no person could out-run the waves. The sea came so far inland cows climbed trees to escape! But I didn't do magic. All I did was save a drowning boy: I pray he'll now speak the truth and save me . . .' The year is 1607. When a catastrophic flood hits the Somerset coast, young sailor-in-disguise Fortune gets the blame. Locals are convinced witchcraft is at work. And Fortune - who is secretive, suspiciously good at swimming and, to everyone's surprise, a girl - is an obvious scapegoat. Even saving the life of her rival's only son doesn't clear her name. If anything, it makes matters worse . . .

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

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

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Author's Bio

Emma Carroll was a secondary school English teacher for many years. The Somerset Tsunami is Emma's ninth novel for Faber; she has also written the highly-acclaimed Frost Hollow Hall, The Girl Who Walked on Air, In Darkling Wood, The Snow Sister, Strange Star, Letters from the Lighthouse, Secrets of a Sun King and When we were Warriors. She lives in the Somerset hills with her husband and two terriers.

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