NaNoWriMo Nov Day 24: Cathryn Constable

Posted by Jazz on Thursday November 24th, 2016

Today it's the turn of the wonderfully talented Cathryn Constable, author of the bestselling wintry adventure The Wolf Princess and her stunning new novel, The White Tower. (more…)

Cathryn Constable

Cathryn Constable read Theology at Cambridge University before working for 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.

The Wolf Princess, Cathryn’s first novel for Chicken House, has sold over 100,000 copies worldwide and was shortlisted for the Waterstones Children's Book Prize 2012. Her newest novel, The White Tower, published in January 2017. Cathryn is married with three children and lives in Islington, London.

Wolf Princess

Over 100,000 copies sold worldwide! A beautiful reissue edition of Cathryn Constable's bestseller, shortlisted for the Waterstones Children's Prize and the Specsavers National Book Awards.

Lost diamonds, white wolves, and a princess's secret ...

Sophie and her friends, Marianne and Delphine, are surprised to win places on a school trip to Russia. But the trip does not go as expected. Abandoned on an express train heading out of St Petersburg, the girls are thrown out at a disused station, where they are rescued and taken to the beautiful but faded Volkonsky Winter Palace as guests of the exotic Princess Anna Feodorovna Volkonskaya.

Guarded by white wolves, the princess is an enigmatic figure, desperately searching for a rope of lost diamonds that could overturn the Volkonsky bad fortune. At first the girls are mesmerised by her stories, but when she takes a special interest in Sophie, they begin to be afraid.

Exciting, atmospheric, romantic and stylish, The Wolf Princess is a timeless fairy tale and mystery-adventure about a girl who discovers she is so much more than she thinks she is.