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    • ISBN:9781444009972
    • Publication date:25 Jul 2019

The Wishing Bones

By Michelle Lovric

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A brand new exquisitely imagined historical fantasy novel set on the canals of Venice from award-winning author, Michelle Lovric for ages 9+

A brand new exquisitely imagined historical fantasy novel set on the canals of Venice from award-winning author, Michelle Lovric for ages 9+

Venice in 1740, a serene and lovely city.
But look beneath the surface . . . step off the edge of what you think you know . . .

Young orphan Lily has grown up in a glum, prison-like convent. Her only freedom is walking the beautiful streets of Venice, dreaming of escape...of a family...of being loved.

Then someone tries to steal the bones of Venice's beloved Saint Lucy. Without her protection, the city's vibrant colours fade to grey. And soon, the Venetians start to turn on one another.

If Lily can't find a way to save Saint Lucy, Venice - the only home she's ever known - will descend into darkness...forever.

A magical adventure set amongst mysterious canals and filled with monstrous eels, moody mermaids and menacing curses.

Biographical Notes

Michelle Lovric divides her time between her apartments on the Thames and in Venice. She has published five novels for adults, of which THE REMEDY was longlisted for the Orange Prize for Fiction. She combines her fiction work with editing, designing and producing literary anthologies including her own translations of Latin and Italian poetry. Her book 'Love Letters' was a New York Times best-seller.

Her children's books can be found at http://www.michellelovric.com/children/chindex.htm

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  • ISBN: 9781444009958
  • Publication date: 25 Jul 2019
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  • Imprint: Orion Children's Books
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