Children of the King by Sonya Hartnett (group set, 7 books)

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It's the Second World War and, with London becoming an increasingly dangerous place to live, the Lockwood children are whisked away to the Heron Hall, to stay with their Uncle Peregrine in the countryside. But when they discover two strange boys hiding in a nearby derelict castle, the past and present collide. Those in the present will need to learn from the troubles of the past.

  • classic storytelling and rich language
  • 272 pages
  • requires sustained reading between sessions

 

 

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Sonya Hartnett interviewed by Graham Marks

Sonya Hartnett was born in Melbourne, the second of six children. Her first book,'Trouble All the Way', was written when she was just thirteen and published two years later. Since then she has gone on to write numerous successful novels, including 'Thursday's Child' The Silver Donkey' and 'The Ghost's Child', and has won many awards including the 2002 Guardian Children’s Fiction Prize, the prestigious Age Book of the Year in Australia and the prestigious Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award 2008. Sonya lives in Australia. In this interview she talks to Graham Marks about her latest book.


Children of the King

It's the Second World War and, with London becoming an increasingly dangerous place to live, the Lockwood children are whisked away to Heron Hall, to stay with their Uncle Peregrine in the countryside. But when they discover two strange boys hiding in a nearby derelict castle, the past and present collide.

Back in 2001, you told me you wanted to write the great novel, but you that didn’t think you ever would. I wondered, over the intervening years, how you felt you’d done in that respect?

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