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  • ISBN: 9780593127223
  • ISBN: 0593127226
  • ISBN: 9780593127230
  • ISBN: 0593127234
  • Physical Description: 376 pages ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First American edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Random House Children's Books, 2020.

Content descriptions

General Note:
Originally published: London : Scholastic Ltd., 2018.
Summary, etc.:
"In 1929 in a sleepy Cornish village, aspiring writer Lou Trevelyan, age seventeen, is introduced to the glamour and secrets of high society by summer neighbors Caitlin and Robert Cardew."-- Provided by publisher.
Target Audience Note:
Ages 12 and Up. Random House Children's Books.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2020 April #1
    In Lou Trevelyan's small Cornish town, the most magnificent landmark is Cardew House, sitting on land that becomes an island twice a day with the tides. As she explores the empty estate, it seems like hers, until the day the Cardew twins return home to reclaim it, bringing with them all the glitz and glamour of the 1929 London social season. Lou is swept up in the parties and escapades, falling for Robert Cardew along the way, until the magic tarnishes, and her eyes are opened to the emotion beneath the show. Wood has created a charmingly nostalgic romantic moment, equal parts F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby and Samuel A. Taylor's Sabrina Fair, capturing what it is to live a dream and be gently awakened. No abruptness or disruption, all is easy and breezy, and the only hint of trouble is as a fleeting dark cloud, rather than a flat-out deluge. The one-dimensional characters and uncomplicated plot are nonetheless appealing, thanks to Wood's capable writing, and the happy ending is an antidote to today's harsh reality fiction. Grades 7-12. Copyright 2020 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

LAURA WOOD is an academic and a writer. She is the winner of the Montegrappa Scholastic Prize for New Children's Writing and the author of the Poppy Pym series. Visit her at or find her on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.

Subject: Bildungsromans.
Families > England > Cornwall (County) > Juvenile fiction.
Wealth > Juvenile fiction.
Brothers and sisters > Juvenile fiction.
Cornwall (England : County) > History > 20th century > Juvenile fiction.
Great Britain > History > George V, 1910-1936 > Juvenile fiction.
Genre: Bildungsromans.
Historical fiction.

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