Thursday, July 30, 2009


In 1783 England, Sovay Middleton is not a typical young lady, although she is wealthy and beautiful. To unmask an unfaithful fiance, she dresses as a man and robs his stagecoach at gun point. To protect her father, she robs a mail coach. She makes enemies in England, especially when she interferes with a scary spy-master who is taking advantage of the tense situation between England and France. When her father and brother go to Paris during the Terror, Sovay follows, even though she risks her life for her love of family and freedom.
In this thrilling adventure tale, Sovay stars as a striking young woman who defies expectations in pursuit of justice.
I listened to the audiobook, 12 hours, narrated by Bianca Amato. At the end of the CD, there is a traditional ballad about Sovay, sung by the narrator, which sent me to wikipedia and eventually these lyrics to learn more. Celia Rees takes th
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e traditional ballad and expands it into a wonderful adventure story about the Terror in France. Very cool!


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