Friends And Enemies

Friends And Enemies

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by David Field
     
 

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Momentous events await fifteen-year-old Tommy when he goes on holiday to a château in the south of France near Toulouse. He sees a strange picture of an unknown and beautiful young woman and is magnetically drawn to her image.

Suddenly, he's 400 years back in the past, in the France of 1599. In that faraway time he finds the living likeness of the picture in

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Momentous events await fifteen-year-old Tommy when he goes on holiday to a château in the south of France near Toulouse. He sees a strange picture of an unknown and beautiful young woman and is magnetically drawn to her image.

Suddenly, he's 400 years back in the past, in the France of 1599. In that faraway time he finds the living likeness of the picture in the form of Eloise. They run off for a series of hair-raising adventures together, falling in love in the process.

Dynastic struggles, power-hungry bishops, outlaws living in the marshes, demonic caves, murderous clergymen and strolling players form the stock-in-trade of this wonderful historical romance. Its swift action and bubbling humour are matched by the author's canny portrayal of two teenagers meeting across four centuries.

And how does Tommy resolve the culture clash? With his mobile phone, of course - another hero of the tale! Read on, and look out for more adventures from the masterful pen of David Field as the story of Tommy and Eloise spills over into the twenty-first century in a volume to follow.

David Field lives with his wife and two children in Aarhus, Denmark.

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Children's Literature
When Tommy's English family swaps houses with a family in France, he embarks on a journey that transcends the time barrier. Upon visiting the summer home, he inadvertently travels back in time, taking on a new identity, Thomas de Romolue. As a Romolue, Tommy learns quickly about his new parents, a count and countess. He falls in love with his cousin and companion in the adventure, Eloise, and he unravels and unlocks dark secrets about the family's priest, Father Drogo. During a time when people suspected of witchcraft or sorcery were burnt at the stake, Tommy's cell phone, his only connection to modern-day life, gets him in a lot of trouble. Tommy and Eloise's adventures lead them into dangerous conflicts and narrow escapes. This action-packed story is filled with fascinating characters, betrayal, murder, intrigue, deceit, romance, mystery, and more. While in a state of anger and rage, a few of the characters use mild profanity. Readers who loved Alexandre Dumas' The Count of Monte Cristo will love this piece as Field's diction, tone, and style is reminiscent of this classic work. 2005, Athena Press, Ages 12 up.
—Jamaica Johnson Conner

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781844014606
Publisher:
Legend Press Ltd
Publication date:
08/23/2005
Pages:
408
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.91(d)
Age Range:
12 Years

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