Babylonne

By Catherine Jinks
(Candlewick Press (MA), Hardcover, 9780763636500, 384pp.)

Publication Date: November 2008

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Exotic and exciting, this unflinching coming-of-age tale featuring a headstrong heroine weaves a vivid tapestry of life in the Middle Ages.

Early thirteenth-century Languedoc is a place of valor, violence, and persecution. At age sixteen, Babylonne has survived six bloody sieges. She's tough, resourceful, and — now that her strict aunt and abusive grandmother intend to marry her off to a senile old man —desperate. Disguised as a boy, Babylonne embarks on an action-packed adventure that amounts to a choice: trust the mysterious Catholic priest — a sworn enemy to her Cathar faith — who says he's a friend of her dead father, Pagan. Or pursue a fairy-tale version of her future, one in which she'll fight and likely die in a vicious war with the French. Though Babylonne never knew her irreverent father, fans of Catherine Jinks's novels about Pagan Kidrouk will be sure to see the resemblance in his feisty daughter.




About the Author
Catherine Jinks is the Australian author of many award-winning and internationally recognised books for adults, young adults and kids, written in a wide range of genres (including murder mysteries, historical fiction, horror and science fiction). Her body of writing encompasses more than 30 titles and she has garnered many awards, including the CBCA Book of the Year Award, the Aurealis Award for Science Fiction and the Davitt Award for Crime Fiction. She has been writing books since she was eight years old - and doesn t expect to stop writing them any time soon.
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