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Description - The Gypsy Crown by Kate Forsyth

Book 1: 9th-12th August, 1658: Once there was a gypsy queen who wore on her wrist a chain of six lucky charms - a golden crown, a silver horse, a butterfly caught in amber, a cat's eye shell, a bolt of lightning forged from the heart of a falling star, and the flower of the rue plant, herb of grace. The queen gave each of her six children one of the charms as their lucky talisman, but ever since the chain of charms was broken, the gypsies had been dogged by misfortune. Life had always been hard for the gypsies, who live to their own rhythm and their own rules, but since Oliver Cromwell had seized control of England, life had been harder and drabber than ever. But now life for the Finch tribe has gone even more horribly wrong. They have been accused of vagrancy and murder, and thrown into gaol with only three weeks to live. The only members of the family to escape are 13-year-old Emilia and her cousin Luka. They have been entrusted to find the six charms and bring them together again. Then, perhaps, the gypsies could once again have some luck...And the Finch tribe could walk free.
What Emilia and Luka do not realise is that there is a price to be paid for each lucky charm, and that the cost may prove too high...

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780330423793
ISBN-10: 0330423797
Format: Paperback
(178mm x 112mm x 14mm)
Pages: 216
Imprint: Pan Australia
Publisher: Pan Macmillan Australia
Publish Date: 1-Jun-2008
Country of Publication: Australia

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