Why buy this book?
- "an oustanding debut novel for teenagers" The Guardian
- "Syson brings history alive" The Observer
- "a fantastic historical fiction debut" The Bookseller
- "a compelling story of politics and passion, bravery and love" Booktrust
- "Highly recommended" Morning Star
- Also available as an interactive Multi-touch iBook from Apple's iBookstore
A World Between Us
About the book
As Spain fights for its freedom against tyranny, Felix battles a conflict of the heart. With the civil war raging around her, Felix must make choices that will change her life forever. An epic and moving historical adventure from debut author Lydia Syson.
'I feel guilty, safe here.'
'Not exactly safe.' A louder explosion, not so far away that they couldn't feel it shake the pavement. He pulled her even nearer. She felt as light as air.
'Maybe.' She shrugged. Everyone had picked up something of Madrid's fatalism. He stopped and she knew he was looking at her, curiously, trying to decipher her shadowed face.
'You like the danger, don't you?' he teased her, gently. 'Admit it.' Nat turned and took her face in his hand, stroking her cheek with his thumb, studying her as closely as the darkness allowed.
'No, no, of course I don't.' Felix was almost too embarrassed to enjoy the sensation, this warm weightlessness, as if every cell in her body were gently expanding. 'Not really.' She tried to look away, but he wouldn't let her. He'd seen through her.
'A bit of you . . . ?'
'Well, it's exciting,' she admitted, meeting his eyes again, at last. 'You know it is.'
'Life and death.'
That was it. He knew. 'It makes you feel so alive . . .'
' . . . A part of things . . . ?'
' . . . Here and now.'
Letter from the editor
This is YA historical fiction at its best.
Sarah Odedina, Managing Director
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