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The Red Necklace

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The story of a remarkable boy called Yann Margoza; Tetu the dwarf, his friend and mentor; Sido, unloved daughter of a foolish Marquis; and Count Kalliovski, Grand Master of a secret society, who has half the aristocracy in thrall to him, and wants Yann dead.

Yann is spirited away to London but three years later, when Paris is gripped by the bloody horrors of the Revolution, he returns, charged with two missions: to find out Kalliovski’s darkest deeds and to save Sido from the guillotine.

With a tangle of secrets, a thread of magic and a touch of humour, the follies of the aristocracy and the sufferings of ordinary people are unfolded as their lives move relentlessly towards the tragic and horrific days of the Terror. THE RED NECKLACE is not only a tremendous adventure story but a vibrant and passionate picture of Paris in turmoil and of a large cast of memorable characters.

Read by Tom Hiddleston
(P)2004 Orion Publishing Group.Ltd

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Reviews

A gripping read
The Children's Bookseller
A tense and believable fantasy
Historical Novels Review
Enthralling
The Daily Telegraph
A tremendous adventure story told at breathtaking pace
My Child
Sophisticated, unpatronising ... extremely rewarding
Waterstones Books Quarterly
Told with relentless pace
Inis
One word to describe The Red Necklace: Fantastic!
Alexandra Dignan, Aged 12, Undercover
A truly original voice ... a thrilling read
Spectator
A rattling good story
The Guardian
Peopled with thrilling characters and gorgeously suspenseful
The Times
[A] compelling marriage of magic and history
The Sunday Times
A new star in historical children's fiction
The Independent
A splendid story
The Independent
Exciting and enthralling
Bookzone
Enthrallingly told, it offers action, surprise and protagonists to care about
The Sunday Times