If like me you are a fan of Les Misérables; the book, the musical or the movie then you will be familiar with the character of Eponine, and delighted to hear that Susan Fletcher, winner of the Whitbread Prize for First Novel and the author of Eve Green, Oystercatchers, The Silver Dark Sea and Corrag has written a teen novel based on Eponine's story. Published this Thursday by Chicken House.
Paris, 1832. A street-girl takes a bullet, clutching a love note to her heart. What is Eponine’s story?
As a young child Eponine never knew kindness, except once from her family’s kitchen slave, Cosette. When at sixteen the girls’ paths cross again and their circumstances are reversed, Eponine must decide what that friendship is worth, even though they’ve both fallen for the same boy. In the end, Eponine will sacrifice everything to keep true love alive.
Check out the Chicken House website for an extract http://doublecluck.com/pdf/book_249_extract.pdf
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