Xanthe & the Ruby Crown
A stunning new children’s novel from the Costa Award-winning
author of Asha & the Spirit Bird.
‘Sensitively written and set against a true historical backdrop,
this mystical story is a delight.’ DAILY MAIL
Xanthe loves visiting her gran in her flat with its rooftop garden.
But Nani is becoming forgetful – and Xanthe wishes she could
help her, if only she knew how.
A mysterious cat shows her a way. It leads Xanthe to clues about
Nani’s childhood, and how, long ago, she had to escape her old
life in Africa for a new one in Britain …
The fourth novel by bestselling, Costa Award-winning
author Jasbinder Bilan; author of Asha & the Spirit
Bird, Tamarind & the Star of Ishta and Aarti
& the Blue Gods
Follows archaeology-obsessed Xanthe as she uncovers her
A tale of secrets, family, refugees, belonging and love
Set in a tower block in Nottingham, bringing Jasbinder’s
trademark magical realism to an urban, everyday setting
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