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A Brief History of Montmaray

Michelle Cooper

Sophie FitzOsborne lives in a crumbling castle in the island kingdom of Montmaray. She lives with her tomboy sister Henry, her beautiful cousin Veronica, and Veronica's father, the completely mad King John. When Sophie receives a leather-bound journal for her 16th birthday, she decides to write about her day-to-day life on the island.
A Brief History of Montmaray
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For anyone who loves the enchanting old-world charm of I Capture the Castle and the wartime adventure of How I Live Now, this is a book to be treasured. 'I need to write down what has just happened. I need to set down the truth. If I write lies or if I write nothing at all, this journal is worthless. I must do this, in case anything happens. All right. This is what happened tonight, every single terrible thing that I can remember ...' Sophie FitzOsborne lives in a crumbling castle in the tiny island kingdom of Montmaray, along with her tomboy younger sister Henry, her beautiful, intellectual cousin Veronica, and Veronica's father, the completely mad King John. When Sophie receives a leather journal for her sixteenth birthday, she decides to write about her life on the island. But it is 1936 and bigger events are on the horizon. Is everything Sophie knows and loves about the change? From Sophie's charming and lively observations to a nailbiting, unputdownable ending, this is a book to be treasured.
Michelle Cooper is the author of The Rage of Sheep and The Montmaray Journals trilogy. The first Montmaray book, A Brief History of Montmaray, won a NSW Premier's Literary Award and was listed in the American Library Association's 2010 Best Books for Young Adults. Its sequel, The FitzOsbornes in Exile, was shortlisted for the NSW and WA Premier's Literary Awards, named a Children's Book Council Notable Book and listed in Kirkus Best Teen Books of 2011. The FitzOsbornes at War concludes the Montmaray Journals. Michelle lives in Sydney and is currently working on her next book for teenagers.
Winner of NSW Premier's Literary Award Ethel Turner Prize 2009.
Author
Michelle Cooper
Publisher
Random House Australia
Year
2012
ISBN-10
1742757413
ISBN-13
9781742757414
Format
Paperback
Publication Date
2012-08-01
Country of Publication
Australia
Pages
304
Series
Vintage Classics
DEWEY
823.92
Imprint
Random House Australia Children's Books
Place of Publication
North Sydney
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