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Issue Details: First known date: 2001... 2001 Cold Iron, Clementine, Carabas
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* Contents derived from the Sydney, New South Wales,:Hodder Headline Australia , 2001 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
Cold Iron, Sophie Masson , single work novel fantasy young adult

'Cold Iron is set in a fairytale world---a kind of parallel Elizabethan period. It is based on the English fairytale Tattercoats (which is a kind of Cinderella story) and Shakespeare's beautiful play, A Midsummer Night's Dream. It enters the fairy kingdom of Titania and Oberon, and takes the reader into the vivid world of Elizabethan England. Tattercoats is the neglected, beautiful grand-daughter of the rich Baron of Fisher Forest, who is inconsolable because of his daughter's death in bearing Tattercoats. Her father has gone away; and so the only friends Tattercoats has in the world are the servant girl Malkin and Pug, a lame, flute-playing gooseherd. One day, the Baron receives an invitation to go to the birthday ball of the Earl of Malmsey, at Elizabeth's court; and Tattercoats desperately wants to go. But her grandfather does not want to let her. It is up to Malkin and Pug to find a way.' (Source: Sophie Masson)

Clementine : A Fantasy Novel, Sophie Masson , single work novel fantasy young adult
'Sophie Masson carries listeners back to 18th-century England to witness the birth of two children who are destined to be connected throughout their lives. Aurora is born into royalty, while Clementine is the daughter of the local woodcutter. However, their births have brought fairies to each of their cradles to bestow gifts. Although the girls will be friends throughout their first 16 years, there are secrets surrounding them, especially the legend of the sleeping castle of Joli-Bois. The novel is a spellbinding reworking of the familiar tale of Sleeping Beauty.' Source: bookseller's website.
Carabas, Sophie Masson , single work novel fantasy young adult
'This novel is the first in my fairytale trio which also includes Cold Iron (1998) and Clementine (1999). It is based around the fairytale of Le Chat Botte, or Puss in Boots, and also around the legends of Biblical angels. Set in the 17th century in the time of the Sun King, Louis XIV, it is a brilliant adventure as well as an exciting mystery. Frederic, the youngest son of the miller, is banished from his village for having protected a woman, Catou, who has been accused of being a witch and a shape shifter.Because of this, Catou is bound to help him---and little by little, the secret of her extraordinary powers are revealed..When they reach the glittering court of the King, danger is stalking them, very closely..'

Source: Sophie Masson website. Sighted http://users.northnet.com.au/~smasson/existing%20books/carabas.htm 2006 (website now defunct see instead http://www.sophiemasson.org/)

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