Publication Date: 05/07/2018 ISBN: 9781407180205 Category:
Featured in Mr B's 2018 Christmas Catalogue

A Sky Painted Gold

Laura Wood

Publisher: Scholastic
Publication Date: 05/07/2018 ISBN: 9781407180205 Category:
Paperback / Softback



Mr B's review

Mr B’s Christmas Catalogue Review 2018

Lou has always dreamed of being a writer and relishes her time spent reading Agatha Christies in the grand Cardew House – which has stood empty for years. Her quiet world changes when the Cardew family return to Cornwall for the summer and Lou is swept up into the glamour of the 1920s with parties, romance and new friendships. Beautifully descriptive, Wood’s writing perfectly depicts the contrasting sleepy Cornish village atmosphere with the Gatsby-esque drama.


“Gorgeous inside and out” The BookActivist

A gorgeously dreamy coming-of-age romance set against
a stunning Gatsby-esque backdrop.
Growing up in her sleepy Cornish village dreaming of being a writer,
sixteen-year-old Lou has always wondered about the grand Cardew
house which has stood empty for years.

And when the owners arrive for the summer – a handsome, dashing
brother and sister – Lou is quite swept off her feet
and into a world of moonlit cocktail parties and glamour beyond
her wildest dreams.

But, as she grows closer to the Cardews, is she abandoning her
own ambitions… and is there something darker lurking at the heart
of the Cardew family?

this sweeping and evocative romance is perfect for fans of I
Capture the Castle and Eva Ibbotson

stunning foiled cover perfectly captures the deco time

“As elegant and energising as a flute of fine champagne…
Exuberantly entertaining, breezily romantic and shimmering with
the delicious anticipation of pastures new, this is jubilantly fine
fiction in the vein of I Capture the Castle” – Love
Reading 4 Kids

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