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When her aunt marries the forbidding Mr Tyrell, Frances is introduced to the mysterious temple, with its strange, fanatical beliefs. At first she trustingly accepts her aunt's new life, and tries to be a 'worthy' member of the temple. But as she uncovers its sinister secrets she realises she has no escape . . .

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  • Paperback

    9780140366297

    September 1, 2003

    Puffin

    208 pages

    RRP $17.99

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Awards and Recognition

  • WAYRBA Children's Choice Awards
    1986
    Special Mention
    Prize for Writing for Young Adults
  • COOL Children's Choice Awards
    1991
    Winner
    Prize for Writing for Young Adults
  • KOALA Children's Choice Awards
    1992
    Winner
    Prize for Writing for Young Adults
  • BILBY Children's Choice Awards
    1992
    Second
    Prize for Writing for Young Adults
  • YABBA Children's Choice Awards
    1992
    Shortlisted
    Prize for Writing for Young Adults
  • YABBA Children's Choice Awards
    1993
    Shortlisted
    Prize for Writing for Young Adults

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