Xanthe & the Ruby Crown


by Bilan, Jasbinder | Society & social sciences
Paperback | 256 pages

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A stunning new children’s novel from the Costa Award-winning

author of Asha & the Spirit Bird.

‘Sensitively written and set against a true historical backdrop,

this mystical story is a delight.’ DAILY MAIL

Xanthe loves visiting her gran in her flat with its rooftop garden.

But Nani is becoming forgetful – and Xanthe wishes she could

help her, if only she knew how.

A mysterious cat shows her a way. It leads Xanthe to clues about

Nani’s childhood, and how, long ago, she had to escape her old

life in Africa for a new one in Britain …

The fourth novel by bestselling, Costa Award-winning

author Jasbinder Bilan; author of Asha & the Spirit

Bird, Tamarind & the Star of Ishta and Aarti

& the Blue Gods

Follows archaeology-obsessed Xanthe as she uncovers her

family’s secrets

A tale of secrets, family, refugees, belonging and love

Set in a tower block in Nottingham, bringing Jasbinder’s

trademark magical realism to an urban, everyday setting