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The Pure Heart by Trudi Tweedie

The Pure Heart

Trudi Tweedie

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Imprint: Chicken House Ltd
Publisher: Chicken House Ltd
Publication date: 6 Feb 2020
ISBN: 9781912626007

When Iseabail is employed by a wealthy merchant to be his daughter's companion, she's transported from her humble island home to a grand house in the Scottish borderlands. Why has she really been summoned here? And will she ever make it back home?

4 stars out of 5
Alex O’Connell
25 Jan 2020

"This twisted gothic novel is a winner"

This wonderful, twisted gothic novel won the Times/Chicken House children’s fiction prize in 2018; happily, I was one of the judges. It stood out then for its evocation of a weird and wonderful world with compulsive characters and a cracking mystery at its core. Since I read that early manuscript Trudi Tweedie, a former beer researcher who lives in Aberdeenshire, has polished her dark, deep story until it shines as brightly as Iseabail’s pearl.