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The Silent Boy

(2014)
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From the No. 1 bestselling author of THE AMERICAN BOY comes a brilliant new historical thriller set during the French Revolution. Selected as Historical Novel of the Year by The Times and Sunday Times, and picked as one of Radio 4’s Crime Books of the Year.

Paris, 1792. The city is gripped by revolution and the gutters run with blood as thousands lose their heads to the guillotine.

Edward Savill, a London merchant, receives word that his estranged wife has been killed in France. Her ten-year-old son, Charles, has been taken by émigré refugees to Charnwood Court, deep in the English countryside.

Savill is sent to fetch Charles, only to discover the child is mute. The boy has witnessed unimaginable horrors, but a terrible secret keeps him from saying a word. Locked in a prison of his own mind, his silence is the only thing that will keep him safe.

Or so he thinks …

Genre: Historical Mystery

Praise for this book

"A gripping and atmospheric thriller - the perfect blend of dark suspense, appealing characters and fascinating history. I loved it!" - Antonia Hodgson

"I enjoyed this book very much indeed. I found the evocation of late 18th Century England, and the French exiles, effortlessly authentic, the hunt for Charles gripping, and the portrayal and first-person narrative of the helpless, traumatised, yet strong and resourceful little boy moving and believable. An excellent work." - C J Sansom


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Used availability for Andrew Taylor's The Silent Boy

Hardback Editions

October 2015 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Silent Boy
Author(s): Andrew Taylor
ISBN: 0-00-813135-X / 978-0-00-813135-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins
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August 2014 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Silent Boy
Author(s): Andrew Taylor
ISBN: 0-00-750657-0 / 978-0-00-750657-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins
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Paperback Editions

March 2016 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Silent Boy
Author(s): Andrew Taylor
ISBN: 0-00-815376-0 / 978-0-00-815376-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins
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February 2015 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Silent Boy
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ISBN: 0-00-750660-0 / 978-0-00-750660-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Harper
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August 2014 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Silent Boy
Author(s): Andrew Taylor
ISBN: 0-00-750658-9 / 978-0-00-750658-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Audio Editions

August 2014 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Silent Boy
Author(s): Andrew Taylor
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Limited
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August 2014 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Silent Boy
Author(s): Andrew Taylor
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Limited
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

October 2015 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: The Silent Boy
Author(s): Andrew Taylor
Publisher: HarperCollins
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August 2014 : Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Silent Boy
Author(s): Andrew Taylor
Publisher: HarperCollins
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU