The Way to Sattin Shore
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The Way to Sattin Shore

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Kate Tranter is fatherless - or is she? The evidence of the tombstone she finds in the churchyard seems conclusive. And yet... The tombstone disappears and Kate is left with a mystery about which her family either knows nothing or will tell nothing. Her search for the truth leads her to Sattin Shore: and the way to Sattin Shore turns out to be a way into the past.

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Paperback, 278 pages
Published 2008 by Oxford University Press (first published January 1st 1983)
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This was such a favourite of mine when I was a child. I related to the main character, Kate, who loved her Syrupy-puss the way I loved my Jubilee, spent lots of time in her room, had an elderly grandmother living downstairs, rode her bike everywhere and loved her best friend dearly. Looking back, that's perhaps that's why I enjoyed the book so much :) A lovely story, with plenty of adventure and mystery :)
Emma Hodgson

My favourite book when I was growing up, such thoughtful writing without patronising young people reading it. Descriptive enough to paint beautiful sometimes moody scenes, but not overbearing that young people or even adults bore of the writing. It's actually very exciting as you get into it, and I felt my heart beat rather loudly at parts, brilliant book!
Kate, a sensitive ten-year-old, lives with her mother, brother and grandmother in a peaceful home. Then a letter is delivered that changes all their lives. The story is told through Kate's eyes combining everyday events with more exciting and mysterious ones. Well-written and very readable.
Cheryl in CC NV
Beautifully written, just not quite my cup of tea. Within the mystery is a perfect story about family and about growing up. Some children will probably love it, but not those with short attention spans. It's not difficult, it's just quiet; more subtle than 'in your face' like so much popular children's fiction. The ending, the loose ends beyond the big climax, is handled brilliantly and unexpectedly.

I actually highly recommend it to anyone interested, and will probably be thinking about it for a...more
Very well written & paced - an excellent Christmas read! I shall be looking out for more Philippa Pearce....
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Philippa Pearce was one of the twentieth century’s greatest children’s writers. Her books include Tom’s Midnight Garden, winner of the Carnegie Medal; The Squirrel Wife, illustrated by Wayne Anderson; and A Finder’s Magic, created for her two grandsons and illustrated by their other grandmother, Helen Craig. Philippa Pearce died in 2006.
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