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The Red Necklace

The French Revolution, Book 1
Narrated by: Janet Suzman
Length: 10 hrs and 20 mins
Categories: Children, Fiction
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France 1789: a time of terror; a charismatic boy, Yann, who must find out who he is; the daring rescue of Sido, an aristocrat's daughter - these are the elements in this tremendous adventure by a consummate storyteller, a marvellous tale of the first days of the French Revolution.
©2008 Sally Gardner (P)2009 Orion Publishing Group Ltd

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If you can cope with your lead character (a fourteen year old gypsy boy, brought up by a polyglot, romany dwarf) reading peoples' minds, seeing the future and talking to animals so that they do his bidding, this books is for you. Three hours into it, I realise I should write off one audible credit and stop wasting my life. I'm afraid that Salmon Rushdie made magic and clairvoyance respectable in adult literature, but I can't take it, and this author can't do it.

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