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The Silent Stars Go By

By Sally Nicholls
Illustrated by Kate McKendrick Grove

A stunning historical novel set at Christmas, from the acclaimed author of Things a Bright Girl Can Do.

Seventeen-year-old Margot Allan was a respectable vicar’s daughter and madly in love with her fiancé Harry. But when Harry was reported Missing in Action from the Western Front, and Margot realised she was expecting his child, there was only one solution she and her family could think of in order to keep that respectability. She gave up James, her baby son, to be adopted by her parents and brought up as her younger brother. Now two years later the whole family is gathering at the Vicarage for Christmas. It’s heartbreaking for Margot being so close to James but unable to tell him who he really is. But on top of that, Harry is also back in the village. Released from captivity in Germany and recuperated from illness, he’s come home and wants answers. Why has Margot seemingly broken off their engagement and not replied to his letters? Margot knows she owes him an explanation. But can she really tell him the truth about James?

  • Sally Nicholls' Things a Bright Girl Can Do was shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal, National Book Award, Books Are My Bag Readers' Awards and the YA Book Prize
  • Things a Bright Girl Can Do has sold 27,000 through TCM
  • A haunting historical novel with a Christmas setting

About the author

Sally Nicholls grew up in Stockton-on-Tees, and after school, travelled the world, working for a period at a Red Cross hospital in Japan. Sally's first novel, Ways to Live Forever, won the Waterstones Children's Book Prize and she has been shortlisted for the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize, the Costa Children's Book Award, and the Carnegie Medal, twice. She lives in Oxford.

ISBN: 9781783449903
Imprint: Andersen Press
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Hardback
Release Date: November 5, 2020
Dimensions: 129 x 198mm, 208pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $29.99
New Zealand RRP: $32.99
Stock Level: In Stock

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