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Act of faith / Kelly Gardiner.

By: Gardiner, Kelly, 1961-.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: [Elizabeth Street, Sydney] Angus & Robertson, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, 2011Edition: First edition.Description: 227 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780732292805 (pbk.).Subject(s): Young adult fiction | Premiers' Reading Challenge : 7-8 | Premiers' Reading Challenge : 9-10 | Inquisition -- Spain -- Juvenile fiction | Adventure and adventurers -- Juvenile fiction | Persecution -- Juvenile fictionDDC classification: NZ823.3 Online resources: Click here to access online Summary: England, 1640. Sixteen-year-old Isabella is forced to flee her home when her father's radical ideas lead him into a suicidal stand against Oliver Cromwell's army. Taking refuge in Amsterdam and desperate to find a means to survive, Isabella finds work with an elderly printer, Master de Aquila, and his enigmatic young assistant, Willem. When Master de Aquila travels to Venice to find a publisher brave enough to print his daring new book, Isabella accompanies him and discovers a world of possibility - where women work alongside men as equal partners, and where books and beliefs are treasured. But in a continent torn apart by religious intolerance, constant danger lurks for those who don't watch their words. And when the agents of the Spanish Inquisition kidnap de Aquila to stop him printing his book, Isabella and Willem become reluctant allies in a daring chase across Europe to rescue him from certain death.
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N.S.W. Premier’s Reading Challenge ; challenge level : 7-9.

England, 1640. Sixteen-year-old Isabella is forced to flee her home when her father's radical ideas lead him into a suicidal stand against Oliver Cromwell's army. Taking refuge in Amsterdam and desperate to find a means to survive, Isabella finds work with an elderly printer, Master de Aquila, and his enigmatic young assistant, Willem. When Master de Aquila travels to Venice to find a publisher brave enough to print his daring new book, Isabella accompanies him and discovers a world of possibility - where women work alongside men as equal partners, and where books and beliefs are treasured. But in a continent torn apart by religious intolerance, constant danger lurks for those who don't watch their words. And when the agents of the Spanish Inquisition kidnap de Aquila to stop him printing his book, Isabella and Willem become reluctant allies in a daring chase across Europe to rescue him from certain death.

For secondary school age.

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