A Brief History of Montmaray tells of two heroines trying to save their crumbling kingdom. Two lives that will be changed forever.
Sophie Fitzosborne lives in a castle in the tiny island kingdom of Montmaray, along with her tomboy younger sister Henry, her beautiful, intellectual cousin Veronica, and Veronica's father, the completely mad King John. When Sophie receives a leather-bound journal for her sixteenth birthday, she decides to write about her day-to-day live on the island. But it is 1936 and the world is in turmoil. Does the arrival of two strangers threaten everything Sophie holds dear?
For anyone who loves the enchanting old-world charm of I Capture the Castle and the wartime adventure of How I Live Now, this is a book to be treasured.
Told with a natural, warm and humorous teenage first-person voice combined with an intriguing aspect of history set against the drama and tension of 1930s political upheavals, this book will stya with you long after the last page is turned.
Michelle Cooper is a speech pathologist specializing in learning disabilities and reluctant readers so she's passionate about getting children and teenagers interested in books. Michelle was inspired to write her first novel, The Rage of Sheep, after events such as September 11, when she found that teenagers wanted to engage in discussions about religion and religious intolerance.
Michelle lives in Sydney and is currently working on more novels for teenagers, including the sequel to A Brief History of Montmaray.
A Brief History of Montmaray
Random House Australia
Author: Michelle Cooper