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The past lives of Bess Gray catch up with her in this passionate YA story by a NZ POst Children's Book Award-winner.

The past lives of Bess Gray catch up with her in this passionate YA story by a NZ POst Children's Book Award-winner.
On the night of her seventeenth birthday Bess Grey sees images of a witch-burning unfold in front of her as if in a movie. She also sees images from a different time — lovers, and the girl, she’s sure is — was – herself.

When she meets Nick she recognises him as the boy. There’s an immediate connection. However when her father nearly dies from a heart attack there’s no time to brood as Bess tries to save her father’s business. She falls in love with Nick but her difficult mother interferes, forcing Bess to make the hardest decision of her life. She must decide whether to lose her mother or the boy she loves.

Fleur Beale, winner of the 20123 Margaret Mahy medal, weaves Bess's mysterious past lives into her very realistic current-day life. The result is a beautifully told love story.

Formats & editions

  • Paperback

    9781869799861

    September 7, 2012

    RHNZ Children's

    304 pages

    RRP $19.99

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  • EBook

    9781869799878

    September 7, 2012

    Random House New Zealand

    272 pages

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