The Fountains of Silence

The Fountains of Silence

Children's, New & Recommended, Teenage & Young Adult
Paperback Published on: 18/03/2021
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Shortlisted for the The CILIP Carnegie Medal 2021

Madrid, 1957.

Daniel, young, wealthy and unsure of his place in the world, views the city through the lens of his camera.

Ana, a hotel maid whose family is suffering under the fascist dictatorship of General Franco.

Lives and hearts collide as they unite to uncover the hidden darkness within the city.

A darkness that could engulf them all ...

Master storyteller Ruta Sepetys once again shines light into one of history's darkest corners in this epic, heart-wrenching novel about identity, unforgettable love and the hidden violence of silence.

  • Publisher: Penguin Random House Children's UK
  • ISBN: 9780241421857
  • Number of pages: 512
  • Weight: 351g
  • Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 30 mm

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The Fountains of Silence
Absolutely authentic and utterly immersive
I loved this book, so this is a long review, but ultimately my message here is this - you must read this book. Historical, heartbreaking and hopeful, it is... READ MORE
Rachael at Altrincham
The Fountains of Silence
A world of secrets.
"The Fountains of Silence" by Ruta Sepetys is set in Madrid, mostly during the 1950s. The Franco dictatorship has a tight grip on the country, although to ... READ MORE
Angela Thomas
The Fountains of Silence
AMAZING!! A book inspired by the true postwar struggles of Spain.
In this historical novel, we go back to Spain under General Franco’s dictatorship. Daniel Matheson, a rich, American oil tycoon’s son arrives in Madrid... READ MORE