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The Silver Blade

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With Sido safely in England and the Terror at it’s height, Yann returns to France to smuggle out aristocratic refugees who will otherwise face the guillotine. But when Sido is kidnapped, he must use all his strength and courage to outwit the evil Count Kalliovski, and rescue her for a second time.

Set against a vivid historical background, prize winning author Sally Gardner brings to life the horrors of the French Revolution in this breath-taking adventure, complete with intrepid heroism and a touching love story. Perfect for 9+ readers and fans of The Red Necklace and I, Coriander.

Read by Janet Suzman
(P)2004 Orion Publishing Group.Ltd

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Another fast-moving, action-packed page-turner
The Bookseller
An exciting, original read
The Observer
Breathtaking
Mizz
Never loses pace from the start until its dramatic end ... a romantic adventure with a very dark side
South China Morning Post
Gardner just keeps getting stranger and better
The Daily Telegraph
It is hard to imagine a contemporary work of children's historical fiction more superbly conceived or more engagingly written. Highly recommended
Books for Keeps
Shiveringly romantic. dramatic and gripping
The Lady
Sweeps the reader along with hardly time to draw breath
Primary Times
A high octane thriller ... an accessible historical title and a gripping read
School Librarian
Rich, suspenseful and moving
The Times
An enthralling and wholly original novel ... a must-read for a new generation
The Times
Constant suspense, beautiful style, strong period feeling and great characters make this one not to miss
The Times