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Mother Tongue


FORMAT: Paperback PRICE: £7.99 PAGES: 224 Pages PUBLICATION DATE: 12/09/2019 ISBN: 9781912417278

Mother Tongue

Patricia Forde

Little Island

Follow-on title to successful The Wordsmith – published July 2018. Speculative fiction with a powerful politial premise.

There’s a new leader in Ark and she’s even more vicious than her predecessor, with language now being kept from children from birth. Letta has escaped and moved into the rebel community where she’s running a clandestine school, trying to keep words alive. When the rebels are captured, Letta goes on the run, finding her mother and new allies along the way – and they ready for the final battle for language, art and music.

Selling points

  • Themes of truth, lies and the power of language – extremely relevant to today’s political climate.
  • Accessible style


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