Tread Softly

Tread Softly

by KatePennington (Author)


An ingenious and brilliantly realised historical novel by a million-selling author writing with a different voice, but the same trusty keyboard. Tread Softly tells the story behind the cloak Sir Walter Raleigh famously sacrificed to protect the shoes of his Queen. Mary Devereux and her father, John, have been appointed to embroider a precious cloak for Walter Raleigh, ready for an invitation to Queen Elizabeth I's court. Each stitch carries Mary's dreams and longings as she gets to know the world of high society. Silently she observes gossip, ambition, dark secrets and high vanity and - on one fateful day - murder. Now Mary is being watched - a dangerous traitor suspects she knows more than she should...


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Format: Hardcover
Pages: 256
Publisher: Hodder Children's Books
Published: 17 Jul 2003

ISBN 10: 0340878622
ISBN 13: 9780340878620
Children’s book age: 12+ Years
Book Overview: Beware of the Storybook Wolves was a Bronze Smarties Award winner as well as being shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway Award in 2000, which Lauren Child won in 2001 with I Will Not Ever Never Eat A Tomato . She is also the author of I Want A Pet , My Uncle is a Hunkle and My Dream Bed.

Author Bio
Kate Pennington is a pseudonym for a very successful, million-selling author. She has chosen to publish with a different name because her new work is a major departure from her established work to date - as she writes about favourite, and much loved, areas of history and literature (which formed the backbone to her post-graduate studies in literature).