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Item:142357900552FREE SHIPPING AUSTRALIA WIDE The Pearl Thief by Elizabeth Wein From the internationally acclaimed bestselling author of Code Name Verity comes a stunning new story of pearls, love and murder - a mystery with all the suspense of an Agatha Christie and the intrigue of Downton Abbey.Sixteen-year-old Julie Beaufort-Stuart is returning to her familys ancestral home in Perthshire for one last summer. It is not an idyllic return to childhood. Her grandfathers death has forced the sale of the house and estate and this will be a summer of goodbyes. Not least to the McEwen family - Highland travellers who have been part of the landscape for as long as anyone can remember - loved by the family, loathed by the authorities. Tensions are already high when a respected London archivist goes missing, presumed murdered. Suspicion quickly falls on the McEwens but Julie knows not one of them would do such a thing and is determined to prove everyone wrong. And then she notices the familys treasure trove of pearls is missing.This beautiful and evocative novel is the story of the irrepressible and unforgettable Julie, set in the year before the Second World War and the events of Code Name Verity. It is also a powerful portrayal of a community under pressure and one girls determination for justice. FORMAT Paperback CONDITION Brand New Notes A prequel to Code Name Verity, which can be read as a standalone. A story of pearls, love and murder, its a mystery with the suspense of an Agatha Christie novel and the intrigue of Downton Abbey. Set in the 1930s. Ages: 12+ Author Biography Elizabeth Wein was born in New York, and grew up in England, Jamaica and Pennsylvania. She is married with two children and lives in Perth, Scotland. Elizabeth is a member of the Ninety-Nines, the International Organization of Women Pilots. She was awarded the Scottish Aero Clubs Watson Cup for best student pilot in 2003 and it was her love of flying that partly inspired the idea for her internationally acclaimed novel Code Name Verity. Review A hugely enjoyable novel with an intriguing, page-turning plot * Guardian * A romantic and acutely observed historical mystery * Metro * I defy anybody to be disappointed in a book by Elizabeth Wein. Shes both a subtle and an expansive writer and she draws you in with great skill ... The Pearl Thief is a pleasure to read, it really is * Bookbag * A highly charged, atmospheric novel with a masterful heroine and plenty of intrigue and mystery * Parents in Touch * I just finished The Pearl Thief, by Elizabeth Wein. Felt like both a warm bath on a cold night, and camping in spooky woods. A total treat -- Melinda Salisbury Details ISBN1408866617 Author Elizabeth Wein Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC Year 2017 ISBN-10 1408866617 ISBN-13 9781408866610 Format Paperback Place of Publication London Country of Publication United Kingdom Media Book Pages 416 DEWEY 823.92 Publication Date 2017-04-06 Imprint Bloomsbury Childrens Books Dimensions129mm x 198mm We've got this At The Nile, if you're looking for it, we've got it. With fast shipping, low prices, friendly service and well over a million items - you're bound to find what you want, at a price you'll love! 30 DAY RETURN POLICY No questions asked, 30 day returns! FREE DELIVERY No matter where you are in Australia, delivery is free. SECURE PAYMENT Peace of mind by paying through PayPal and eBay Buyer Protection TheNileItemID:102280292;Condition:Brand new, Format:Paperback, ISBN-13:9781408866610
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