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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,085 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Meg Rosoff Narrator: Susan Duerden Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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A young woman runs away from home and finds love in the most unexpected place.

In Meg Rosoff’s fourth novel, a young woman in 1850s rural England runs away from home on horseback the day she’s to marry her childhood sweetheart. Pell is from a poor preacher’s family and she’s watched her mother suffer for years under the burden of caring for an ever-increasing number of children. Pell yearns to escape the inevitable repetition of such a life.

She understands horses better than people and sets off for Salisbury Fair, where horse trading takes place, in the hope of finding work and buying herself some time. But as she rides farther away from home, Pell’s feelings for her parents, her siblings, and her fiancé surprise her with their strength and alter the course of her travels. And her journey leads her to find love where she least expects it. Rosoff’s magical voice and her novel’s ethereal setting will thrill her passionate longtime fans and garner her new ones.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Rosoff specializes in feisty heroines, and her main character here, Pell Ridley, is no exception…Rosoff never patronizes her readership or succumbs to the desire to make goodness seem simple: her world is as morally ambiguous as it is deftly realized, and all the better for it.”

    Guardian (London)

  • “As exhilarating as a ride across the moors, Rosoff’s fourth novel is rich in the emotional landscape of the untamed female heart…Rosoff’s vivid, pared-down style brings it closer to a kind of western…Every sentence is crafted and weighted with beauty, but it’s the intelligence and shaping sensibility with which the story is told that make it something special.”

    Times (London)

  • “Meg Rosoff is a wonderful, captivating writer—her evocation of place and time are pitch-perfect.”

    Daily Telegraph (London)

  • “Pell Ridley will captivate the readers of this book.”

    Globe and Mail (Toronto)

  • Winner of the 2010 YALSA Alex Award

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Melissa | 2/13/2014

    " My second Rosoff book. I like her writing, but she depresses me. In both books, things went horribly bad, there is a resolution of sorts and everyone lives resignedly ever after. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Rachel | 2/1/2014

    " I loved this, finding it refreshingly different to my latest reads. I haven't read a bad Rosoff book yet. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Lila | 1/28/2014

    " Perfect little gift of a story. With lots of animals and no animal deaths! Lovely audio reader too. Under the radar, Meg Rosoff continues to give me literary joy. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Vicki | 1/27/2014

    " Another reviewer said that she never knows quite what to expect from Meg Rosoff, and I think that's really pretty much what it all boils down to. But I think it's fair to say that you can always expect elegant, spare writing that still somehow seems rich. She makes me think of Jeanette Winterson with this book. "

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