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The Bride's Farewell by Meg Rosoff

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Shortlisted for the CILIP Carnegie Medal 2011

Meg Rosoff has written another superb book for young adults, although this will be equally enjoyed by the more mature adults out there too! Pell leaves home determined not to get caught in the spiral of poverty and drudgery her mother fell in to and on the journey to find a better life she learns a lot about herself, the importance of family and above all about the true nature of love. A beautifully told book.

A piece of passion from Francesca Dow, Managing Director of Puffin Books:

"We are incredibly proud of every book we publish at Puffin but we want to share with you a handful of our exciting standalone novels. Gathered together under the umbrella of 'Fiction Puffin Loves', these are books we feel expecially passionate about. Here, you won't find the big bestselling series, but you are guaranteed writing at its very best - by debut writers as well as award-winners such as Melvin Burgess and Meg Rosoff. This is Fiction Puffin Loves."


The Bride's Farewell by Meg Rosoff

On the morning of her wedding, Pell Ridley creeps out of bed in the dark, kisses her sisters goodbye and flees - determined to escape a future that offers nothing but hard work and sorrow. She takes the only thing that truly belongs to her: Jack, a white horse. The road ahead is rich with longing, silence and secrets, and each encounter leads her closer to the untold story of her past. Then Pell meets a hunter, infuriating, mysterious and cold. Will he help her to find what she seeks? With all the hallmarks of Meg Rosoff's extraordinary writing, The Bride's Farewell also breaks new ground for this author, in a nineteenth-century, Hardyesque setting. This is a moving story of love and lost things, with a core of deep, beautiful romance.

About the Author

Meg Rosoff

Meg Rosoff grew up in a suburb of Boston and moved to London in 1989. She spent ffteen years working in advertising before writing her frst novel, How I Live Now, which has sold over one million copies in thirty-six territories. It won the Guardian Children’s Prize and the Printz Award in the US and was made into a flm. Her subsequent six novels have been awarded or shortlisted for, among others, the Carnegie Medal and the National Book Award. Meg’s latest book is Jonathan Unleashed. Meg lives in London with her husband, their daughter and their dogs.

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3rd June 2010


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Puffin Books an imprint of Penguin Books Ltd


208 pages


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General fiction (Children's / Teenage)



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