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Xanthe & the ruby crown

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Xanthe loves visiting her Nani in her tower block flat. Then, Nani is diagnosed with dementia. Xanthe is determined to help but doesn’t know how – until a mysterious cat leads the way to the truth about Nani’s refugee past …

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A stunning new children’s novel from the Costa Award-winning author of Asha & the Spirit Bird. 

‘Sensitively written and set against a true historical backdrop, this mystical story is a delight.’ DAILY MAIL

Xanthe loves visiting her gran in her flat with its rooftop garden.

But Nani is becoming forgetful – and Xanthe wishes she could help her, if only she knew how. 

A mysterious cat shows her a way. It leads Xanthe to clues about Nani’s childhood, and how, long ago, she had to escape her old life in Africa for a new one in Britain …

  • The fourth novel by bestselling, Costa Award-winning author Jasbinder Bilan; author of Asha & the Spirit Bird, Tamarind & the Star of Ishta and Aarti & the Blue Gods
  • Follows archaeology-obsessed Xanthe as she uncovers her family’s secrets
  • A tale of secrets, family, refugees, belonging and love
  • Set in a tower block in Nottingham, bringing Jasbinder’s trademark magical realism to an urban, everyday setting

Additional information

Weight 0.18 kg
Dimensions 19.8 × 14.9 × 1.8 cm
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Publisher

Imprint

Cover

Paperback

Pages

227

Language

English

Edition

Paperback original

Dewey

823.92 (edition:23)

Readership

Ages 5-12 / Code: B

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