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The Last Kings of Sark
Author: Rosa Rankin-Gee

ISBN: 9781844089307
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 288
Published: 24 June 2014
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.7 x 12.6 x 1.8
A stunning debut novel about complicated love, only children and missed opportunities, from an extraordinary new writer.

'My name is Jude. And because of Law, Hey and the Obscure, they thought I was a boy.'

Jude is twenty-one when she flies in a private plane to Sark, a tiny carless Channel Island, the last place in Europe to abolish feudalism. She has been hired for the summer to give tuition to a rich local boy called Pip. But when she arrives, the family is unsettling- Pip is awkward, over-literal, and adamant he doesn't need a tutor, and upstairs, his enigmatic mother Esm casts a shadow over the house.

Enter Sofi: the family's holiday cook, a magnetic, mercurial Polish girl with appalling kitchen hygiene, who sings to herself and sleeps naked. When the father of the family goes away on business, Pip's science lessons are replaced by midday ros and scallop-smuggling, and summer begins. Soon something surprising starts to touch the three together.

But those strange, golden weeks cannot last forever. Later, in Paris, Normandy and London, they find themselves looking for the moment that chan...

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