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  • Published: 2 February 2015
  • ISBN: 9780857986948
  • Imprint: Random House Australia Children's
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 256
  • RRP: $17.99

The Ruby Talisman




‘A classic adventure novel. The action is fast-paced, the characters gutsy . . . and the danger ever present.’ Sun Herald

‘Tilly visualised the ruby pendant, recreating its crimson fire. She felt herself diving into that pool of colour . . . down into a deep, vivid dream.’
Tilly falls asleep wishing she could escape to a more adventurous life. In 1789, Amelie-Mathilde is living in luxury at the Palace of Versailles – but her guardians want her to marry the horrible Chevalier. She falls asleep wishing someone would rescue her.

Tilly wakes up beside Amelie-Mathilde. The timing couldn’t be worse. Starving peasants are rioting and the palace is in chaos. Tilly knows Amelie and her cousin Henri must escape if they are to survive the Revolution. With mutinous villagers, vengeful servants and threats at every turn, will they ever reach safety?

  • Pub date: 2 February 2015
  • ISBN: 9780857986948
  • Imprint: Random House Australia Children's
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 256
  • RRP: $17.99

About the Author

Belinda Murrell

Belinda Murrell has worked as a travel journalist, technical writer, editor and public relations consultant. Her overseas adventures inspired her work as a travel writer for the West Australian newspaper and Out & About With Kids travel magazine. Her work has also appeared in the Sun Herald, Sunday Telegraph and Sydney Morning Herald. While Belinda studied Children's Literature at Macquarie University, her passion for children's books was reignited when she had her own three children and began telling and writing stories for Nick, Emily and Lachlan. Belinda's books include the Sun Sword fantasy trilogy, Scottish timeslip tale The Locket Of Dreams, French Revolution timeslip tale The Ruby Talisman, Australian timeslip tales The Ivory Rose and The Sequin Star, and Australian historical tales The Forgotten Pearl, The River Charm and The Lost Sapphire. Belinda's Lulu Bell series for younger readers, about friends, family, animals, and growing up in a vet hospital has sold over 200,000 copies. Pippa's Island is Belinda's latest series. Belinda is also an author ambassador for Room to Read and Books in Homes.

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Praise for The Ruby Talisman

“Imaginative readers interested in fashion, beauty and history will be drawn in by The Ruby Talisman set during the French Revolution . . . This is like a girls’ own adventure for Tilly, who gets to do exciting things, such as ride a horse, sword fight, steer a barge and set sail with smugglers.”

Clare Kennedy, Viewpoint

“The Ruby Talisman possesses all the hallmarks of a classic adventure novel. The action is fast-paced, the characters gutsy, the settings enticing and the danger ever present. Through the many twists and turns, Murrell never loses sight of her aims to entertain and enthrall.”

Aleesah Darlison, Sun Herald

“A gripping thrill ride . . . Mix together a collection of French vocab, a cast of loveable characters, a dash of history, several dangerous encounters and some time travelling adventure, and you have Belinda Murrell’s The Ruby Talisman. This novel was a joy to read, as it takes you on a journey to the past.”

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Awards & Recognition

  • KOALA Children's Choice Awards

    Awarded • 2018 • Hall of Fame


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