Geoffrey Trease

8 children’s books by the writer

Geoffrey Trease is best known as a writer of children's historical fiction. His thrilling, meticulously researched stories were pioneering in their use of female as well as male characters, and their sense of justice and fairness. He died in 1998.

9-11 years

Bring Out the Banners

Geoffrey Trease

Bring Out the Banners

An office worker and an aristocratic young lady become unlikely friends as they work together for women's right to vote. A thrilling story of secret meetings, police oppression and social upheaval, as well as an accurate account of the ...

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Red Towers of Granada

Geoffrey Trease

Red Towers of Granada

'It is a strange and terrible thing to listen to one's own funeral service...' The year is 1290: sixteen year-old Robin of Westwood has been declared a leper, and must suffer the parish priest pronouncing him dead to his ...

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The Crown of Violet

Geoffrey Trease

The Crown of Violet

All over Athens the cocks were crowing, the sky was turning from dark-blue to oyster-grey, and the city was waking to one of its great events, the annual festival in the vast open-air theatre. Alexis, son of Leon, was full ...

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Follow My Black Plume

Geoffrey Trease

Follow My Black Plume

In the peaceful English countryside of 1859, fifteen-year-old Mark Apperley is bored of life with his overbearing grandmother. His plan to escape brings about dramatic results: he is sent away to the heart of revolutionary Europe. On a journey to ...

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The Popinjay Mystery

Geoffrey Trease

The Popinjay Mystery

First published in 1972 (as "The Popinjay Stairs"), this novel set in Restoration England is one of the finest productions in Geoffrey Trease's long and distinguished career as a writer of historical fiction for young readers. The inciting incident ...

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9-11 years

Cue for Treason

Geoffrey Trease

Cue for Treason

Fleeing from the evil Sir Philip Morton, Peter Brownrigg finds himself on the wrong side of the law. On the run to London he meets Kit and the two decide to stick together. But a chance discovery endangers their lives ...

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Elizabeth I

Geoffrey Trease

Elizabeth I

Princess Elizabeths future is uncertain. She should become the rightful queen of England but will the Catholics ever accept a Protestant Queen? Will Marys husband, the Catholic King Philip of Spain, make a bid for the English throne? Elizabeth is ...

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