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The Lost Sapphire - Belinda Murrell

Paperback Published: 16th May 2016
ISBN: 9781925324112
Number Of Pages: 320
For Ages: 9 - 12 years old

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What is the fascinating secret of a long-lost sapphire ring?

Marli is staying with her dad in Melbourne, and missing her friends. Then she discovers a mystery – a crumbling, abandoned mansion is to be returned to her family after ninety years. Marli sneaks into the locked garden to explore, and meets Luca, a boy who has his own connection to Riversleigh.

A peacock hatbox, a box camera and a key on a velvet ribbon provide clues to what happened long ago . . .

In 1922, Violet is fifteen. Her life is one of privilege, with boating parties, picnics and extravagant balls. An army of servants looks after the family – including new chauffeur Nikolai Petrovich, a young Russian émigré. Over one summer, Violet must decide what is important to her. Who will her sister choose to marry? What will Violet learn about Melbourne's slums as she defies her father's orders to help a friend? And what breathtaking secret is Nikolai hiding?

Violet is determined to control her future. But what will be the price of her rebellion?

It was the most amazing book I have ever read.

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ISBN: 9781925324112
ISBN-10: 1925324117
Audience: Children
For Ages: 9 - 12 years old
For Grades: 4 - 7
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 320
Published: 16th May 2016
Publisher: Random House Australia
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 13.0  x 2.1
Weight (kg): 0.23
Edition Number: 1

Belinda Murrell

About the Author


Belinda Murrell has worked as a travel journalist, technical writer, editor and public relations consultant. Her overseas adventures inspired her work as a travel writer for the West Australian newspaper and Out & About With Kids travel magazine. Her work has also appeared in the Sun Herald, Sunday Telegraph and Sydney Morning Herald. While Belinda studied Children's Literature at Macquarie University, her passion for children's books was reignited when she had her own three children and began telling and writing stories for Nick, Emily and Lachlan. Belinda's books include the SUN SWORD fantasy trilogy, Scottish timeslip tale The Locket of Dreams and French Revolution timeslip tale The Ruby Talisman.

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