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Issue Details: First known date: 2008... 2008 Montmaray Journals
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y separately published work icon A Brief History of Montmaray Michelle Cooper , North Sydney : Random House Australia , 2008 Z1510215 2008 single work novel young adult 'I need to write down what has just happened. I need to set down the truth. If I write lies or if I write nothing at all, this journal is worth nothing. I must do this, in case anything happens. All right. This is what happened tonight, every single terrible thing that I can remember . . . Sophie FitzOsborne lives in a crumbling castle on 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 journal for her sixteenth birthday, she decides to write about her day-to-day life on the island. But it is 1936 and bigger events are on the horizon. Is everything Sophie knows and loves about to change?'--(Provided by publisher)
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y separately published work icon The FitzOsbornes in Exile Michelle Cooper , North Sydney : Random House Australia , 2010 Z1716743 2010 single work novel young adult Forced to leave their island kingdom, Sophie FitzOsborne and her eccentric family take shelter in England. Sophie's dreams of making her debut in shimmering ballgowns are finally coming true, but how can she enjoy her new life when they have all lost so much? (Random House Australia website)
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y separately published work icon FitzOsbornes at War Michelle Cooper , North Sydney : Random House Australia , 2012 Z1856350 2012 single work novel young adult 'A cold numbness had settled upon me the moment Mr Chamberlain had begun to speak. I'd been praying for a last-minute miracle. For Stalin to change his mind, for the Americans to intervene, for Hitler to fall under a train . . . anything. Now I understood how stupid I'd been.

Sophie FitzOsborne and the royal family of Montmaray escaped their remote island home when the Nazis attacked. But now that war has come to England and the rest of the world as well - nowhere is safe.

Sophie fills her journal with tales of a life in wartime. Stories of blackouts and the Blitz. Dancing in nightclubs with soldiers on leave. And desperately waiting for news of her brother Toby, last seen flying over enemy territory.

But even as bombs rain down on London, hope springs up in surprising places, and love blooms. And when the Allies begin to drive their way across Europe, the FitzOsbornes take heart. Maybe, just maybe, there will be a way to liberate Montmaray - to go home again at last. (Source: Author's website)

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A Feeling for History : Language and a Little Froth Lyn Linning (interviewer), 2012 single work interview
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking about Books for Children , May vol. 27 no. 2 2012; (p. 18-21)
A Feeling for History : Language and a Little Froth Lyn Linning (interviewer), 2012 single work interview
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking about Books for Children , May vol. 27 no. 2 2012; (p. 18-21)
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