The Short Knife

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Young Mai and her sister, Haf, are suspicious of the Saxon soldiers arriving in their village. Proved rightly so by a brutal attack on their family home, the sisters must seek a new place to belong, encountering betrayal, love and everything in between in the process.

ISBN: 9781783449781 Author: Caldecott, Elen Publisher: Andersen Press Publication Date: 4th March 2021 Imprint: Andersen Press Cover: Paperback Dewey: 823.92 (edition:23) Pages: 390 Language: English Edition: 1st paperback ed Readership: Children - juvenile / Code: J Category: Subjects: , ,

Winner of the Tir na n-Og AwardLonglisted for the Carnegie MedalIt is the year 454AD. The Roman Empire has withdrawn from Britain, throwing it into the chaos of the Dark Ages. Mai has been kept safe by her father and her sister, Haf. But when Saxon warriors arrive at their farm, the family is forced to flee to the hills where British warlords lie in wait. Can Mai survive in a dangerous world where speaking her mother tongue might be deadly, and where even the people she loves the most can’t be trusted?

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