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North and the Only One
Written by:
Vashti Hardy 
Read by:
Elizabeth Brennan 
Unabridged CD Audio Book 
Number of CDs:
6 hours 23 minutes 
May 28 2024 
Available Date:
May 28 2024 
Age Category:
Children (10+) 
Fiction; Adventure; Children's Fiction; Fantasy 
Bolinda audio 
Bolinda price
GBP£ 18.98
GBP£ 18.98

Award winning author
UK Author

From the award-winning author of The Brightstorm Chroncles, Vashti Hardy, comes a powerful new story set in a surprising world filled with action, adventure and big questions about family and what it means to be human.

Twelve-year-old Rose can't remember anything before last week, when she woke up not knowing her own name, her own house or or even her own mother. The only thing Rose recognised was her puppy, North. But Mother patiently explained everything – well, not everything. Not the real-feeling dreams Rose has about a mysterious forest she half-recognises. Or why she is not allowed to stray beyond the garden, out into Luminelle, the vast city surrounding them. Mother is kind and helpful, but Rose can't shake the feeling that something's not right. Or maybe it's everything that's not right? But then, when Rose flees to the outside world with North, it quickly becomes clear to Rose that she is different. And for reasons she doesn't understand, she's dangerous. On an unforgettable journey of discovery, Rose uncovers life-altering truths about the city she's in, the people around her ... and ultimately herself.

'This is an unputdownable Victoriana adventure with characters that are vivid and most refreshing in their portrayal of gender roles. A real edge-of-your-seat romp that travels with lightning speed.' (on Brightstorm)

'... combines the very best of many children's classics in a fresh and highly original way that pulls the [listener] into the world and doesn't let them go until the end.' (on Brightstorm)
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