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A Twist of Fortune

By Barbara Mitchelhill

The new novel by Carnegie-nominated author, Barbara Mitchelhill.

Sam Pargeter and his younger brother and sister have always been poor. But, in their tiny house in the country, with Ma and Pa, they were one big happy family. Until Pa goes off to America to seek their fortune and Ma dies. Then the Pargeter children find themselves whisked off to live with a strange aunt and uncle, and are put to work – just like Oliver Twist in their favourite book. But this is only the start of the twists and turns their lives will take. Sam, Eliza and Alfie make their way all over London and then beyond, in search of their only remaining member of family: a rich grandfather they have never known . . .

  • Barbara Mitchelhill's life sales are over 100,000 copies.
  • Run Rabbit Run, was nominated for the Carnegie Medal, won the Stockton Book Award and was shortlisted for the Coventry Inspirational Book Award. Storm Runners won the Solihull Children's Book Award.
  • Set in Victorian London, and carefully researched, A Twist of Fortune is perfect for discussion groups and book clubs.

About the author

Barbara Mitchelhill was born in Rochdale and trained as a teacher. While she was teaching, she began writing for BBC children's TV and went on to write for educational publishers, before writing novels for children. She makes school visits all over the country, and enjoys appearing at literary festivals and talking to teachers and librarians, some as far away as the Caribbean. Her hobbies include reading, theatre, music, gardening and walking her border terrier, Ella. She lives in Staffordshire and has two grown-up daughters and four grandchildren.

ISBN: 9781849395625
Imprint: Andersen Press
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Paperback
Release Date: April 4, 2013
Dimensions: 129 x 198mm, 240pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $16.99
New Zealand RRP: $18.99
Stock Level: Out Of Stock

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