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A Brief History of Montmaray
 
 
Author
Michelle Cooper.
Publisher Knopf  
Format hardcover
Product Dimensions 8.5 x 5.75 x 1 inches
ISBN 9780375858642
Pages/Publication Date 296/2009
Daedalus Item Code 13738
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"It's 1936, and 16-year-old Sophie FitzOsborne lives on the edge of poverty in an island castle off the coast of England. With her cousin Veronica; her younger sister, Henry; a dog named Carlos; and her reclusive Uncle John—the mad king of Montmaray—for company, Sophie spends her days helping her cousin and the few remaining servants keep house while documenting her dreams and experiences in her journal. The girls' intellects and fierce determination are put to the test when the Nazis invade their island and quickly turn their state of solitude into a struggle for survival. This book [for readers 12 and up] has a bit of everything: romance, betrayal, a haunting, espionage, psychological discord, intimate liaisons, and murder. Although the beginning is heavily laden with the protagonist's accounts of historical events, the mood eventually shifts to an exciting pace illustrating the heroine's adventures and courageous endeavors to preserve her family's bond and royal lineage."—School Library Journal
 
 
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