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Natasha Farrant - Author

About the Author

Natasha Farrant grew up in the heart of London's French community and currently combines writing with her career as a Literary Scout. She is the author of two successful novels for adults, Diving into Light and Some Other Eden, both published by Transworld. She lives in West London with her husband, two daughters and a large tortoiseshell cat. The Things We Did For Love is her first novel for young adults.

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Eight Princesses and a Magic Mirror

Eight Princesses and a Magic Mirror

Author: Natasha Farrant Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/03/2020

Guardian Books of the Year 2019. Here are eight princesses for the Rebel Girls generation: bold, empowered, full of curiosity, adventure and determined to be true to themselves. Natasha Farrant's original stories are set in different times all around the world, blending modern and traditional storytelling with glowing full colour illustrations by debut artist Lydia Corry in a glorious gift book. 'Mirror, mirror on the wall... what makes a princess excellent?' An enchantress flings her magic mirror into our universe. Reflected in it are princesses who refuse to be pretty, polite or obedient. Through the centuries and around the world these girls are fierce, brave, and determined to do the rescuing themselves. The desert princess protects her people from the king with the black and gold banner. The forest princess takes a crocodile for a pet. An island princess explores the high seas. A mountain princess puts kindness above being royal. And in a tower-block in a city, Princess saves her community garden from the hands of urban developers.

Eight Princesses and a Magic Mirror

Eight Princesses and a Magic Mirror

Author: Natasha Farrant Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/09/2019

Guardian Books of the Year 2019. Here are eight princesses for the Rebel Girls generation: bold, empowered, full of curiosity, adventure and determined to be true to themselves. Natasha Farrant's original stories are set in different times all around the world, blending modern and traditional storytelling with glowing full colour illustrations by debut artist Lydia Corry in a glorious gift book. 'Mirror, mirror on the wall... what makes a princess excellent?' An enchantress flings her magic mirror into our universe. Reflected in it are princesses who refuse to be pretty, polite or obedient. Through the centuries and around the world these girls are fierce, brave, and determined to do the rescuing themselves. The desert princess protects her people from the king with the black and gold banner. The forest princess takes a crocodile for a pet. An island princess explores the high seas. A mountain princess puts kindness above being royal. And in a tower-block in a city, Princess saves her community garden from the hands of urban developers.

Children of Castle Rock

Children of Castle Rock

Author: Natasha Farrant Format: eBook Release Date: 27/02/2018

When Alice's family home has to be sold, she and her father Barney will do whatever it takes to buy it back - even if whatever it takes isn't strictly legal. And when Alice is expelled and sent away to an isolated boarding-school, she'll do whatever it takes again to get away. But Stormy Loch Academy isn't quite what she expected. With its strange rules and eccentric headmaster and rag-tag mix of students and teachers, it has a way of growing on you. Still, when Barney goes missing (all that not strictly legal business) she knows she has to rescue him. Armed with two new friends, she sets off on an epic quest through the wild Scottish highlands and islands to finally get her heart's desire - but does she know anymore exactly what that is?Both hilarious and heartfelt, this is the classic adventure story brought bang up to date, and told in Natasha's inimitable voice.

Lydia: The Wild Girl of Pride & Prejudice

Lydia: The Wild Girl of Pride & Prejudice

Author: Natasha Farrant Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/09/2016

A spirited, witty and fresh reimagining of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice! Lydia is the youngest Bennet sister and she's sick of country life - instead of sewing and reading, she longs for adventure. When a red-coated garrison arrives in Merryton, Lydia's life turns upside down. As she falls for dashing Wickham, she's swept into a whirlwind social circle and deposited in a seaside town, Brighton. Sea-bathing, promenades and scandal await - and a pair of intriguing siblings. Can Lydia find out what she really wants - and can she get it?

Time for Jas

Time for Jas

Author: Natasha Farrant Format: eBook Release Date: 02/08/2016

Bluebell and her siblings are beginning a new school year. Suddenly everyone is freaking out. Twig has taken up violent team sports, poor Jas is being bullied by the ghastly Cupcake Crew and Blue has a big decision to make.There are fights and crying fits. Halloween parades gone wrong and secret graffiti artists. Confusing friendships and life-changing choices. But there is also laughter and above all, there is love - and that's what being a family is all about.

Die Geschwister Gadsby im Sommerchaos

Die Geschwister Gadsby im Sommerchaos

Author: Natasha Farrant Format: eBook Release Date: 01/07/2016

Sommer auf dem Land! Die Geschwister Gadsby verbringen die Ferien bei Grandma, nur Baby Pumpkin ist bei Mum in London geblieben. Nun machen die Geschwister auf Fahrradern und Ponys die Gegend unsicher, schwimmen, lernen neue Jungs kennen und Bluebell verliebt sich sogar (in den Falschen). Doch dann nimmt der Sommer eine ernste Wendung: Grandma wird immer tudeliger und kann bald nicht mehr allein in ihrem abgelegenen Haus leben. Sollen sie etwa das Cottage verkaufen? Das kommt fur die Gadsbys nicht in Frage!

Flora in Love

Flora in Love

Author: Natasha Farrant Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/09/2015

It's hard being the normal one in such a crazy family. Bluebell and her family are about to hear life-changing news. There is weeping and storming off. There are orphaned kittens and internet disasters. Guitar-playing runaway boys and little sisters with secrets. But there is also laughter and of course, there is love - and that's what being a family is all about.

All About Pumpkin

All About Pumpkin

Author: Natasha Farrant Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/09/2015

The third heartfelt installment in this beautifully-crafted, sassy new series that will make you laugh and cry. It's hard being the normal one in such a crazy family. Bluebell, Twig and Jas have been sent to stay with Grandma for the summer. The countryside is how Bluebell remembers it - full of fun and adventure. But this year, it feels different somehow. There is sobbing and shouting. There are cantering horses and night-time dares. Confusing boys and grandmas to look after. But there is also laughter and more than this, there is love - and that's what being a family is all about.

After Iris

After Iris

Author: Natasha Farrant Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/09/2015

It's hard being the normal one in such a crazy family. Bluebell's life is chaotic: Mum and Dad are always away, the new babysitter has no idea what he's doing, and the whole family is trying to get used to life without Iris. There are tears and tantrums. Pregnant pets and broken windows. Boys next door and friends turned enemies. But there is also laughter and most importantly, there is love - and that's what being a family is all about.

Die Geschwister Gadsby und die Liebe

Die Geschwister Gadsby und die Liebe

Author: Natasha Farrant Format: eBook Release Date: 15/07/2015

Bei den Gadsbys steht mal wieder alles Kopf: Bluebell hat endlich einen echten Freund, aber irgendwie fuhlt sich das gar nicht so gut an, wie sie dachte. Twig vermisst seine zahmen Ratten, denn Dad hat schusseligerweise den Kafig offen gelassen. Jasmin will unbedingt an einem Gedichtwettbewerb teilnehmen, aber der ist nur fur Erwachsene - klare Sache, sie braucht einen Strohmann! Und Flora - Flora ist unsterblich und dramatisch verliebt. Ohne Zoran wrde ihnen der ganze Laden um die Ohren fliegen!

Die Geschwister Gadsby

Die Geschwister Gadsby

Author: Natasha Farrant Format: eBook Release Date: 21/02/2014

Bluebells Familie wird taglich verruckter: Die standig uber Wochen abwesenden Eltern; die groe Schwester Flora mit dem Hang zum Drama und den standig wechselnden Haarfarben; Jasmin und Twig mit ihren geliebten Ratten, die sich plotzlich drastisch vermehren (obwohl doch angeblich alle Weibchen waren); der Au-Pair-Student Zoran, der den ganzen Laden mit Wurstchen und gesundem Menschenverstand zusammenhalt. Dann zieht im Nachbarhaus auch noch Joss ein, und er ist doch netter, als Bluebell zuerst dachte ...

The Diaries of Bluebell Gadsby

The Diaries of Bluebell Gadsby

Author: Natasha Farrant Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/07/2013

Being a combination of conventional diary entries and transcripts of videos shot by the author on the camera she was given for her 13th birthday, and beginning at the end of summer. Bluebell Gadsby is 13 but that's the least of her problems. Both her parents seem more interested in their careers than the family, leaving Blue and her three siblings as well as their three pet rats (who may or may not be pregnant), in the care of Zoran the au pair. The enigmatic Joss moves in next door and Blue thinks she might be falling in love, until he takes out her older sister Flora instead (who, incidentally, is trying to make a statement by dying her hair bright pink but no one takes the blindest bit of notice). Blue thinks and feels very deeply about life but can't really talk to anyone about it, because no one in the Gadsby family wants to address the real problem - that Blue's twin sister, Iris, died a year ago, and they are all just trying to hide their grief in busyness...So Blue turns to her diary and her unique way of seeing the world through her camcorder to express herself. A tender, funny, smart and ultimately heartwarming story.

The Things We Did for Love

The Things We Did for Love

Author: Natasha Farrant Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/01/2013

France: February, 1944. Arianne knew Luc as a child, of course she did. Everyone in Samaroux knows each other. But he's been away, and five years really makes a difference to a boy. A young man. As they fall headily into love - first love - their world starts to crumble around them. German forces are closing in, and the village is torn between cooperating to save themselves or putting up resistance and entering unknown danger. Arianne will do anything to make Luc stay. Luc wants to prove he is a man. And Romy, who has loved Arianne all the time that Luc has been away, can see a way of removing his rival, at any cost. How far will they go to protect what they believe in? And what will they do for love?