About the Book

A story of faith, intrigue and adventure in 17th-century Europe. Ages 14+

When ideas were dangerous, one girl found the courage to act. England, 1640. Sixteen-year-old Isabella is forced to flee her home when her father's radical ideas lead him into a suicidal stand against Oliver Cromwell's army. taking refuge in Amsterdam and desperate to find a means to survive, Isabella finds work with an elderly printer, Master de Aquila, and his enigmatic young assistant, Willem. When Master de Aquila travels to Venice to find a publisher brave enough to print his daring new book, Isabella accompanies him and discovers a world of possibility - where women work alongside men as equal partners, and where books and beliefs are treasured. But in a continent torn apart by religious intolerance, constant danger lurks for those who don't watch their words. And when the agents of the Spanish Inquisition kidnap de Aquila to stop him printing his book, Isabella and Willem become reluctant allies in a daring chase across Europe to rescue him from certain death.

Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780732292805
  • ISBN 10: 0732292808
  • Imprint: HarperCollins - AU
  • On Sale: 01/07/2011
  • Pages: 240
  • List Price: 19.99 AUD
  • Age: From 12 years
  • BISAC1: JUVENILE FICTION / General

Biography

Kelly Gardiner is a writer and editor who has worked on websites, newspapers and magazines. She is currently the editor of New Zealand Lifestyle Block magazine, and is also a travel writer and photographer. Born in Melbourne, Kelly now lives with her partner on an island in New Zealand’s Hauraki Gulf.


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