Description - The Robber Baron's Daughter by Jamila Gavin
Everyone has a facade. Everyone has a secret ...An unputdownable and haunting mystery from award-winning author Jamila Gavin. From the dark of the Bulgarian underworld to the grandeur of central London, what you don't know can't harm you. Or so Nettie believes. Nettie lives a privileged life in a mansion and she is adored by her parents. But her world shatters when her beloved tutor, Miss Kovachev, mysteriously disappears from the Round Tower. Does the ghost in the shadows of Nettie's house have something to do with it? Will spooky Great-Aunt Laetitia help her piece together the fragments? And why won't her parents tell her anything? Jamila Gavin is perhaps best known for her Wheel of Surya trilogy and Coram Boy, which have won her numerous awards and nominations. The Robber Baron's Daughter is a carefully woven tale of a privileged girl who becomes embroiled in trafficking, and Jamila Gavin once again proves that she is one of the finest writers for children putting pen to paper today. Praise for Coram Boy: 'A rich and almost gothic drama' Philip Pullman, Guardian 'The different strands of the novel ...come together in a thrillingly satisfying conclusion' Sunday Telegraph 'Perhaps the richest, most beautifully-wrought historical novel written for a generation' Herald
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(198mm x 129mm x 20mm)
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Author Biography - Jamila Gavin
Jamila Gavin was born in India in the foothills of the Himalayas and came to England for secondary school. 'My father was passionately Indian and my mother was passionately English'. Jamila studied music at Trinity College of Music, London. After studies in Paris and Berlin she joined the BBC, in radio, then crossed over to television. She began writing children's books when she had children, as she felt a need to reflect the multi-cultural world in which she and her children lived. The Wheel of Surya and The Eye of the Horse were shortlisted for the Guardian Fiction Award, and for the Smarties Prize. Grandpa Chatterji was televised for Channel 4. Coram Boy won the Whitbread Award 2000 and was shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal and the Blue Peter Book Award. It also enjoyed a successful season at the National Theatre. Jamila lives in Gloucestershire.