Oxfam Bookshop Witney
First Edition, published in 2003 by Bloomsbury.
Age-range: 12+ The sequel to the international best-selling 'City of Masks'. The time period is the same - C16 Talia as a parallel world version of Italy - but the setting has moved from Bellezza (Venice) to Remora (Sienna). The main character in this book is Georgia - who has a love of horses. She is desperate to buy a little, dusty winged horse that has appeared in a local antiques shop. This little, winged horse will prove to be the talisman (as the notebook was for Lucien in City of Masks) that will transport Georgia to Sienna - right into the rivalries and the high-octane excitement of the hugely competitive Stellata horse race - and more. Mary Hoffman has proved herself a mistress of a narrative tour-de-force with 'City of Masks' and this sequel will not disappoint.
There is a hand-written inscription in the front from the author to her daughter.
Complete with original unclipped dust jacket this is in a nice clean condition throughout with very little sign of any wear. Slight yellow hue to the pages.
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