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The Pearl in the Ice

4.46  ·  Rating details ·  13 ratings  ·  4 reviews
Paperback, 304 pages
Published November 7th 2019 by Chicken House
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Jess
Oct 31, 2019 rated it really liked it
(This review will appear in the Winter Edition of Armadillo Magazine)

The Pearl in the Ice offered some welcome escapism from my rather monotonous university reading list. Cathryn Constable’s third novel is a sweeping historical adventure that glides effortlessly between realism and marine mythology.

Twelve-year-old Marina has never seen the sea. Her emotionally distant father, a naval commander, has kept her from water all her life for reasons he won’t share. Marina suspects that his reticence
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Nov 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is a magical adventure for children between the ages of 10 and 13. The language is lyrical, the story full of twists and turns, both magically realist and real. The heroine of The Pearl in the Ice, 12-year-old Marina, is so determined not to be packed off to a School for Young Ladies (the story is set during the First World War) that she finds herself aboard a fishing boat bound for ... but I won't tell you. You must read it to discover Marina's adventures for yourself, to find out how ...more
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Luna
Oct 28, 2019 rated it really liked it
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Dive into a tale that takes inspiration from the sirens that lured the sailors into the depths and adds intrigue, adventure and mystery.

I adored The Wolf Princess and have enjoyed Cathryn Constable books since. With her new book we have an adventure set in an alternative time, there is a war. Something about the descriptions of the ships and battle reminded me of the “enemy” in the Howl’s Moving Castle film adaptation.

The Pearl in the Ice glides between adventure and fairy-tale, Marina is
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Cathryn Constable read Theology at Cambridge University. She then worked at Vogue, W, Elle Decoration, Elle and The Independent.

She also wrote for a number of publications including Tatler, and The Sunday Times, before turning her hand to writing for children.

She is married with three children and lives in Islington, London.