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  • Published: 2 August 2010
  • ISBN: 9781741663747
  • Imprint: Random House Australia Children's
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 464
  • RRP: $24.99

The Montmaray Journals 2: The Fitzosbornes In Exile




An evocative and exciting historical novel

Forced to leave their island kingdom, Sophie FitzOsborne and her eccentric family take shelter in England. Sophie's dreams of making her debut in shimmering ballgowns are finally coming true, but how can she enjoy her new life when they have all lost so much?

Aunt Charlotte is ruthless in her quest to see Sophie and Veronica married off by the end of the Season, Toby is as charming and lazy as ever, Henry is driving her governess to the brink of madness, and the battle of wills between Simon and Veronica continues. Can Sophie keep her family together, when everything seems to be falling apart?

An enticing glimpse into high society, the cut and thrust of politics as nations scramble to avert world war, and the hidden depths of a family in exile, struggling to find their place in the world.

  • Pub date: 2 August 2010
  • ISBN: 9781741663747
  • Imprint: Random House Australia Children's
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 464
  • RRP: $24.99

About the Author

Michelle Cooper

Michelle Cooper is the author of The Rage of Sheep and The Montmaray Journals trilogy. The first Montmaray book, A Brief History of Montmaray, won a NSW Premier's Literary Award and was listed in the American Library Association's 2010 Best Books for Young Adults. Its sequel, The FitzOsbornes in Exile, was shortlisted for the NSW and WA Premier's Literary Awards, named a Children's Book Council Notable Book and listed in Kirkus Best Teen Books of 2011. The FitzOsbornes at War concludes the Montmaray Journals.

Michelle lives in Sydney and is currently working on her next book for teenagers.

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Awards & Recognition

  • WA Premier's Book Awards

    Shortlisted • 2010 • Young Adult

  • Inky Awards

    Longlisted • 2011 • Gold Inky Award for an Australian Book

  • NSW Premier's Literary Awards

    Shortlisted • 2011 • Ethel Turner Prize for Young People's Literature


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