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IMMUNE: A JOURNEY INTO THE MYSTERIOUS SYSTEM THAT KEEPS YOU ALIVE
Philipp Dettmer
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Blood Red, Snow White
Marcus Sedgwick

Classification : Adventure Stories
Pub Date : Jan 01, 2007
Imprint : Orion Children's Books
Page Extent : 304
Binding : PB
ISBN : 9781842556375
Price : 399

About the book
Set at the time of the Russian Revolution, the end of a centuries old dynasty, the rise of the Bolsheviks sent shockwaves around the world. This is the story of one man who was there. It's real history - about the riches and excesses, the glory of the Russian nobility, Nicholas and Alexandra, their haemophiliac son, Alexei, notorious Rasputin, Lenin and Trotsky who ruled from palaces where the Czars had once danced till dawn. The man was real too, his name was Arthur Ransome. He was a writer, accused of being a spy, perhaps even a double agent, and he left his wife and beloved daughter and fell in love with Russia and a Russian woman, Evgenia.Fictionalising history and blending it with real life, part i is told as a fairy tale. Wise and foolish kings, princesses, enchantresses (characters more suited to fairy tale than reality), wishes and magic, Russia with its vast cold plains and mighty cities, its riches and poverty, all play a part in the downfall of the Czars and rise of the new order. Part ii is about betrayal - Ransome the spy, bleak and threatening. Part iii is a love story, a fairy tale, ending - of Ransome's love for his daughter, Tabitha, and for Evgenia.

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'A sophisticated novel... written with a rare sureness of touch... It will reward readers of any age'
'An absorbing and stimulating tale that cements [Sedgwick's] position as one of the most powerful and innovative writers of contemporary fiction for this age'
'A fascinating blend of history, spy story and love story, stylishly told'
     
Marcus Sedgwick
Marcus Sedgwick used to work in children's publishing and before that he was a bookseller. He now happily writes full-time. His books have been shortlisted for many awards, including The GUARDIAN CHIL...(+)
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Fright Forest (PB)
Midwinterblood (PB)
Midwinterblood (HB)
Midwinterblood (HB)
Monster Mountains (PB)
My Swordhand is Singing (HB)
My Swordhand is Singing (PB)
Raven Mysteries 2 : Ghosts and Gadgets (PB)
Raven Mysteries 2 : Ghosts and Gadgets (HB)
Raven Mysteries 3: Lunatics and Luck (HB)
Raven Mysteries 3: Lunatics and Luck (PB)
Raven Mysteries 4: Vampires and Volts (PB)
Raven Mysteries 4: Vampires and Volts (HB)
Raven Mysteries 5: Magic and Mayhem (PB)
Raven Mysteries 5: Magic and Mayhem (HB)
Raven Mysteries 6: Diamonds and Doom (PB)
Raven Mysteries 6: Diamonds and Doom (HB)
Revolver (HB)
Revolver (PB)
The Book of Dead Days (PB)
The Book of Dead Days (AB)
The Dark Flight Down (HB)
The Dark Flight Down (PB)
The Dark Horse (PB)
The Dead Days Omnibus (PB)
The Dead Days Omnibus (HB)
The Foreshadowing (PB)
The Foreshadowing (AC)
The Foreshadowing (HB)
The Kiss of Death (HB)
The Kiss of Death (PB)
The Kiss of Death (PB)
The Swordhand Omnibus (2-in-1) (PB)
White Crow (PB)
White Crow (PB)
White Crow (HB)
Witch Hill (PB)