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Interest Age 11+ Reading Age 8+. A vivid historical novel telling the appalling story of the slave trade through the eyes of Rose, a girl with an unusual gift of being able to travel back in time. Rose knows her family has never had much so she is shocked to discover herself aboard a slave ship captained by her uncle. Her account of how the slaves are treated is deeply shocking and will raise questions in readers minds about a barbaric practice and why it has left such deep scars on society.

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Blood Red Rose by Anne Perry

Interest Age 11+ Reading Age 8+. Third in a time travel Timepiece series by award winning author Anne Perry - will Rosie be able to survive on a slave ship bound for America? A touching and thought provoking story giving an insight into the cruelty of the slave trade to struggling readers.

When Rosie travels back in time she arrives on a ship bound for America. She soon discovers that she is on an illegal slave ship, trading after the abolition of slavery. First it seems there's nothing she can do until the crew all start turning blind. It's up to Rosie to keep the ship running until they reach America.

About the Author

Anne Perry

Author of the William Monk and Thomas Pitt series of novels, Anne Perry is one of the Times' '100 Masters of Crime' and has over 25 million books in print worldwide. She won an 'Edgar' award for her story, Heroes in 2007. She lives in Portahomack, Ross-shire.

Anne on writing dyslexia friendly time-travel series, Timepiece, which follows a troubled young woman who finds a series of very special timepieces:

“I first thought of writing these stories when I was told how many people, especially the young, do not have the information and the fun that I have in reading. The companionship is boundless for adventure, laughter, the dreams and experiences of every other human being who has put their thoughts on paper.

“More than that, I was angry and distressed that anyone should be shut out of this great community, feel alone, not good enough and without the words to express themselves.

“I chose history because everyone should feel included, no their roots and catch a small site of the courage and selflessness of the heroes of the past, and know that it belongs to them as much as to everyone else.”

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Publication date

1st February 2012


Anne Perry

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Barrington Stoke Ltd


80 pages


11+ readers

Adventure stories (Children's / Teenage)



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