The Book of a Thousand Days


A masterful, suspenseful story, revealed through the diary of a princess’s maid, as she and her princess face the wrath of an evil prince – and we are introduced to the most wonderfully modern heroine

ISBN: 9780747597810 Author: Hale, Shannon Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC Publication Date: 2nd March 2009 Imprint: Bloomsbury Cover: Paperback Dewey: 813.6 (edition:22) Pages: 305 Readership: Ages 5-12 / Code: B Category: Subject:

When a beautiful princess refuses to marry the prince her father has chosen, her father is furious and locks her in a tower. She has seven long years of solitude to think about her insolence. But the princess is not entirely alone – she has her maid, Dashti. Petulant and spoilt, the princess eats the food in their meagre store as if she were still at court, and Dashti soon realises they must either escape or slowly starve. But during their captivity, resourceful Dashti discovers that there is something far more sinister behind her princess’s fears of marrying the prince, and when they do break free from the tower, they find a land laid to waste and the kingdom destroyed. They were safe in the tower, now they are at the mercy of the evil prince with a terrible secret.
Thrilling, captivating, and a masterful example of storytelling at its best. The princess’s maid is a feisty and thoroughly modern heroine, in this wonderfully timeless story.

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