Cold Iron

  • by Sophie Masson
  • Narrated by Esther Van Doornum
  • 5 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Tattercoats, a beautiful but neglected young woman, has been abandoned by her father. One day her grandfather, the rich Baron of Fisher Forest, receives an invitation to a birthday ball at Queen Elizabeth's court. Tattercoats desperately wants to go, but her grandfather refuses. It is up to Tattercoat's only friends - the servant girl Malkin and a lame, flute-playing gooseherd named Pug - to find a way. So begins a magical journey, where nothing is as it seems, and danger and delight await them.

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Audible Editor Reviews

In this imaginative retelling of a classic English fairy tale, a beautiful young woman named Tattercoats is abandoned by her father and kept almost as a prisoner by her harsh grandfather. Her only friends are the servant girl Malkin and a gooseherd named Pug, who help her find a way to escape her predicament by attending a lavish ball. Written in vivid prose and interwoven with historical figures such as Queen Elizabeth and Shakespeare, this is a charming listen that’s sure to delight lovers of classic fairy tales. Performer Esther Van Doornum's gentle voice brings the story to life, although her Australian accent can be distracting at times.

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Book Details

  • Release Date: 10-30-2008
  • Publisher: Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd