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Author Rijckeghem, Jean-Claude van, 1963- author.

Title Ironhead, or, Once a young lady / by Jean-Claude van Rijckeghem ; translated by Kristen Gehrman.

Publication Info. Montclair : Levine Querido, 2022.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Teen Fiction  New Shelf  RIJCKEGHEM,JEA    Available
1 copy being processed for GDL Central Library Teen Fiction.
Description 419 pages ; 24 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Note Originally published in Dutch by Querido in 2020 under title: IJzerkop. Translation copyright 2022.
Summary For a young woman coming of age in the early 1800s, about all that's available to her is marriage. When Constance's parents arrange her a marriage with a man more than twice her age, she's powerless to resist. Four months into the marriage, she slips out of their bed in the middle of the night, and puts on his clothes. Sneaking out of the house before dawn, Stance visits the baker's scrawny son, who has just been drafted into the army, and offers to take his place. Hot on Stance's tail is her younger brother Pieter, determined to bring Stance back home to Ghent where she belongs. After all, the battlefield is no place for a young lady. -- adapted from jacket
Subject Ghent (Belgium) -- History -- 19th century -- Juvenile fiction.
Napoleonic Wars, 1800-1815 -- Juvenile fiction.
Gender identity -- Juvenile fiction.
Arranged marriage -- Juvenile fiction.
Genre/Form Young adult fiction.
Historical fiction.
Added Author Gehrman, Kristen, translator.
Added Title IJzerkop. English
Once a young lady
ISBN 9781646140480 (hardcover)
1646140486 (hardcover)

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