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By Hicyilmaz, Gaye; Read by Aspel, Richard
TRADE EDITION: Age 12+ Emilia is from a Romanian gypsy family, but she has never fitted it. She looks different, and with her talent for drawing she is different. Locked into a room in a refugee hostel somewhere in Europe, by parents who want to 'keep her safe', Emilia begins a s...ecret picture diary of her life. The pictures reveal the persecution her family suffered in Romania, their flight to England and Emilia's unexpected happiness at going to school for the first time. Now, through her talent for drawing, Emilia rediscovers the courage she needs to break away from her family and face the outside world in a dramatic bid for freedom.Read more
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By Hicyilmaz, Gaye
TRADE EDITION: A boy, a girl and an obsession And there she is, the girl in a long red skirt, with her pale plaits swinging below her waist. She speaks no English. Frankie only knows that she is a gypsy from Roumania. And he can't keep his eyes off her. It is a terrible shock whe...n his neighbours on the estate react violently against Emilia's people. Worse, it is his own mother who is leading the protest. And at that point as Frankie realizes the extent of his own family's prejudices, his life begins to change. A moving and deeply satisfying story of obsession and prejudice, and love and hate, and of the betrayal of those we love.Read more
A novel - the first by the author of The Frozen Waterfall and Coming Home - which deals with a young Turkish boy's courage and resilience. He cannot understand why his family have left their village for a new life in Ankara, where they become trapped in a shanty-town existence.
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When Helen was seven, her big brother was killed in an accident. Seven years on, she meets a local girl, Sam, also recently bereaved, and begins to build up another picture of her brother's early life from Sam's own memories. Anxieties arise when Helen becomes attracted to Sam's ...brother Christian.Read more
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