The Whalebone Theatre – Signed Independent Bookshop Exclusive Edition

Joanna Quinn

ISBN: 9780241542835S

£14.99

Signed hardback copy of The Whalebone Theatre by Joanna Quinn

First Edition, First Printing

Hand signed by Joanna Quinn to the title page

The Signed Independent Bookshop Exclusive Edition features blue sprayed edges foiled cover.

NB This title is due to be published on 9th June 2022. All pre-orders will be dispatched on or around publication.

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Description

‘Maudie, why are all the best characters men?’
Maudie closes the book with a clllump. ‘We haven’t read all the books yet, Miss Cristabel. I can’t believe that every story is the same.’

Cristabel Seagrave has always wanted her life to be a story, but there are no girls in the books in her dusty family library. For an unwanted orphan who grows into an unmarriageable young woman, there is no place at all for her in a traditional English manor.

But from the day that a whale washes up on the beach at the Chilcombe estate in Dorset, and twelve-year-old Cristabel plants her flag and claims it as her own, she is determined to do things differently. With her step-parents blithely distracted by their endless party guests, Cristabel and her siblings, Flossie and Digby, scratch together an education from the plays they read in their freezing attic, drunken conversations eavesdropped through oak-panelled doors, and the esoteric lessons of Maudie their maid.

But as the children grow to adulthood and war approaches, jolting their lives on to very different tracks, it becomes clear that the roles they are expected to play are no longer those they want. As they find themselves drawn into the conflict, they must each find a way to write their own story…

Further Information

Format Hardback
Publisher Penguin Books Ltd
Published 09/06/2022
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