The London Season of 1913 is in full swing, and Rose has never felt more out of place. She can’t help but feel like a servant dressed up in diamonds and silk. Then she meets Alexander Ross, a young Scottish duke. Rose has heard all sorts of gossip about Alexander, but he alone treats her as a friend. Rose should know better than to give her heart to a man with a reputation, but it may already be too late. Meanwhile, Ada’s also feeling miserable. She should be happy – she’s engaged to a handsome man who shares her political passions and has promised to support her education.
So why does she feel hollow inside?
This is the gripping second instalment to the sizzling costume drama At Somerton: Secrets And Sapphires.
About the Author
Leila Rasheed was brought up in Libya and moved to England when she was thirteen. She has worked as a children's bookseller for Waterstone's in Brussels and for a national children's literacy charity, but now writes and teaches creative writing full time. She has two Masters degrees, one in Children's Literature and one in Writing. She currently lives in Birmingham with her husband, who is a Danish composer, and their baby son. She loves reading about history and archaeology and would like to be reincarnated as Indiana Jones. Leila has previously written three fiction books for younger readers called The Diaries Of Bathsheba Clarice De Trop, but Secrets & Sapphires is her first novel for young adults.
Audience: Teenager / Young Adult
For Ages: 13+ years old
Number Of Pages: 400
Published: 1st January 2014
Publisher: Hot Key Books
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.0 x 13.5
Weight (kg): 0.42