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I, Coriander
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I, Coriander

Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9781444015676

Publication Date: 6 Aug 2015

Subject: Children's novels

Suitable for: Primary

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Set in 1650s London a young girl is transported to the fairy world and learns the truth about her dead mother

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Set in 1650s London a young girl is transported to the fairy world and learns the truth about her dead mother

The story is told by Coriander, daughter of a silk merchant in 1650s London. Her idyllic childhood ends when her mother dies and her father goes away, leaving Coriander with her stepmother, a widow who is in cahoots with a fundamentalist Puritan preacher.

She is shut away in a chest and left to die, but emerges into the fairy world from which her mother came, and where time has no meaning. When she returns, charged with a task that will transform her life, she is seventeen.

This is a book filled with enchantments - a pair of silver shoes, a fairy shadow, a prince transformed into a fox - that contrast with the heartbreaking loss and cruelty of Coriander's life in the real world.

With its brilliantly realized setting of old London Bridge, and underpinned by the conflict between Royalists and Puritans, it is a terrific page turner, involving kidnapping, murder and romance, and an abundance of vivid characters.

NOTE : Winner of the 2005 Nestle Award

Contents

Part One
p3 A tale to tell
p9 The stuffed alligator
p15 The silver shoes
p25 Raven's wings
p33 The heat within
p42 The pearl necklace

Part Two
p51 The shadow
p60 What will be
p73 The power of bindweed
p80 Bad news
p90 Farewells
p94 The hand of wrath

Part Three
p103 Medlar
p110 The blue light
p117 The fox prince
p122 Embroidered eyes
p128 The lost land

Part Four
p139 The terrible scream
p148 Stitches in time
p158 Hester
p165 The strange lady
p175 Green fire

Part Five
p185 Confessions
p189 The storm
p196 A new suit of clothes
p207 Toothmarks
p218 The invisible rope

Part Six
p231 The night of the fox
p240 The light of shadows
p248 Bittersweet

Part Seven
p255 Homecoming
p260 The sweetest little fingers
p266 To the king his own
p274 The perfect wife
p286 A fool and his periwig

p297 Some historical background
p303 Q&A with Sally Gardner

Category
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Subject
Children's novels
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Illustrations
Some B & W illus
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Pub. date
6 Aug 2015
Edition
Reprint
ISBN
9781444015676
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Paperback
Pages
320
Width
126mm
Height
196mm
Weight
240g
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Yes
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