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The Girl in the Mask Marie-Louise Jensen

Oxford University Press
Paperback / softback 320 pages

197 x 130 x 31mm
1st Mar 2012
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Set in Georgian England, fifteen-year-old Sophia is trapped by the limitations of living in a man's world. Forced by her father to give up everything she loves, Sophia is ordered to make a new life in Bath. By day, she is trapped in the social whirl of balls and masquerades. By night, she secretly swaps her ball gowns for breeches, and turns to highway robbery to get her revenge . . .When one man begins to take a keen interest in her, Sophia must keep her distance, or risk unmasking her secret life.


Marie-Louise Jensen was born in Henley-on-Thames to an English father and Danish mother. She studied Scandinavian and German with literature at the UEA and has lived in both Denmark and Germany. After teaching English at a German university for four years, Marie-Louise returned to England to care for her children full time. She completed an MA in Writing for Young People at the Bath Spa University in 2005. Marie-Louise now lives in Bath, reads, reviews and writesbooks for young people, and home educates her two sons. Her debut novel, iBetween Two Seasr, was published to huge acclaim. This is her fifth book for Oxford University Press.iBetween Two Seasr shortlisted for the Waterstone's Children's Book Prize (2008), the Branford Boase Award, the Glen Dimplex New Writer's Award, and the Hampshire Book Award.iThe Lady in the Towerr shortlisted for the Waterstone's Children's Book Prize (2009)

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