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When Belle meets Luke, son of an alchemist and scribe to the famous poet Chaucer, she is determined to travel with him to Canterbury on a pilgrimage. She hopes for a miracle: that her father will walk again. She also hopes to atone for her own part in his accident. But it is a time of unrest, and the young King Richard II is only just hanging onto his throne. As the pilgrims draw closer to Canterbury, a malign character suspects Chaucer of treason. Meanwhile, Belle is falling in love twice over – drawn both towards Luke and to Walter, the wealthy son of a knight. And when a rebellion against the King starts to gather pace, and a web of intrigue tightens around Chaucer, Belle and her friends must risk everything to save their king, their country and themselves… A heady tale of intrigue, treason and forbidden love, set in the time of one of England’s greatest poets.

Praise for K M Grant:

“She has woven such a gripping plot that I shall certainly be lining up to read book two. I hope she doesn’t keep us waiting too long.” Guardian

“A highwater mark in historical fiction.” Financial Times

Product Details






Quercus Children's Books

Date published

February 3rd, 2011

Accelerated Reader

AR book level: 5.0; Middle years; 10.0 points

Other details

  • 272 pages



UK edition


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