The Short Knife by Elen Caldecott (Author)


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Format:Paperback / softback 400 pages Publisher:Andersen Press Ltd Imprint:Andersen Press Ltd ISBN:9781783449781 Published:4 Mar 2021 Classifications:c 500 CE to c 1000 CE, Interest age: from c 11 years, Historical fiction (Children's / Teenage), History & the past: general interest (Children's / Teenage), Social issues: war & conflict issues (Children's / Teenage) Readership:Children / Juvenile Weight:324g Dimensions:129 x 196 x 29 (mm) Pub. Country:United Kingdom For sale in: United Kingdom, Australia, Ireland, Germany, France, (See full list) Description Longlisted for the Carnegie MedalIt is the year 454AD. The Roman Empire has withdrawn from Britain, throwing it into the chaos of the Dark Ages. Mai has been kept safe by her father and her sister, Haf. But when Saxon warriors arrive at their farm, the family is forced to flee to the hills where British warlords lie in wait. Can Mai survive in a dangerous world where speaking her mother tongue might be deadly, and where even the people she loves the most can't be trusted?


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