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Crown of Acorns

Crown of Acorns

(2010)
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A teenage girl with a past arrives in a city: new name, new identity, new foster family. She has chosen the city herself, and is fascinated by its harmony and beauty, but is clearly in fear of being discovered. She is nursing a secret from her early childhood, a secret that produces new terrors for her the moment she fears her identity has been spotted. A parallel narrative is that of a young architect's apprentice, Zak, in 1750 -- working with Jonathan Forrest, a man obsessed with past Druidic mysteries, and with a new architectural vision for the city. He plans to create the world's first circular terraced street, the King's Circus - a plan greeted with scorn and derision. But Zac soon realises there's more than just an obsession with an architectural vision; some secret associated with the building of a hidden chamber in the centre of the Circus. But Zac himself has his own confused and highly destructive agenda ...These narratives are framed by the voice of Bladud - mythical first builder of the city, destined to die in trying to fly - and ultimately brings them together in a clever and brilliant climax.

 
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Paperback Editions

May 2010 : UK Paperback
Title: Crown of Acorns
Author(s): Catherine Fisher
ISBN: 0-340-97007-3 / 978-0-340-97007-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hodder Children's Books
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Kindle Editions

September 2010 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
Title: Crown of Acorns
Author(s): Catherine Fisher
Publisher: Hachette Children's
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September 2010 : UK Kindle edition
Title: Crown of Acorns
Author(s): Catherine Fisher
Publisher: Hodder Children's Books
Availability: Amazon UK   



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