By Celia Rees
(Bloomsbury USA Childrens, Hardcover, 9781599902036, 416pp.)

Publication Date: August 19, 2008

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Selected by Indie Booksellers for the Fall 2008 Kids' List
“A wonderful story about a beautiful girl who dresses as a highwayman for the adventure of it, and opines about politics during a time when the definition of freedom is tested and the power of the government is questioned. Sovay must learn to deal with unexpected betrayal and political distrust between England and France.”
-- Jessica Palacios, Once Upon a Time, Montrose, CA


It’s England, 1783. When the rich and beautiful Sovay isn’t sitting for portraits, she’s donning a man’s cloak and robbing travelers—in broad daylight. But in a time when political allegiances between France and England are strained, a rogue bandit is not the only thing travelers fear. Spies abound, and rumors of sedition can quickly lead to disappearances. So when Sovay lifts the wallet of one of England’s most powerful and dangerous men, it’s not just her own identity she must hide, but that of her father. A dazzling historical saga in which the roles of thieves and gentry, good and bad, and men and women are interchanged to riveting effect.

About the Author

Celia Rees is the author of many books for young readers including the bestsellers Witch Child, Sorceress, and Pirates! Celia lives in Leamington Spa, England with her husband and teenage daughter.

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