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A Great and Terrible Beauty
Author: Libba Bray

ISBN: 9780731814541
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 403
Published: 1 June 2006
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 19.800 x 12.900
Combining a historical setting, a supernatural theme and a compelling and likeable heroine, this is an entrancing first novel for teen girls everywhere.

It's 1895, and after the death of her mother, 16-year-old Gemma Doyle is shipped off from the life she knows in India to Spence, a proper boarding school in England.

Lonely, guilt-ridden, and prone to visions of the future that have an uncomfortable habit of coming true, Gemma's reception there is a chilly one. To make things worse, she's being followed by a mysterious young Indian man, a man sent to watch her.

But why? What is her destiny? And what will her entanglement with Spence's most powerful girls - and their foray into the spiritual world - lead to?

About The Author

Libba lived in Texas until she was 26 years old, then I moved to New York City. Her dad was a Presbyterian minister. The first story she ever wrote was about a girl whose family is kidnapped and held hostage by a murderous lot of bank robbers who intend to kill the whole family including the dog until the 12-year-old ...

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