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Oxford University Press, 2008 - Children's stories - 167 pages
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Cyrano de Bergerac is a flamboyant character and a skilled swordsman, not in the least afraid of drawing attention to himself in public - for he can be highly amusing, even at his own expense, with jokes about his enormous nose. But he has a weakness: he has fallen in love with his beautifulcousin Roxane, and because of his own appearance is too ashamed to declare his love. Meanwhile Roxane is besotted with a handsome, but foolish young man, Christian, in the same company of guards as Cyrano. Cyrano is devastated by this, and horrified by her request that he should protect the youngman and encourage him to write her love letters. Writing letters is something Christian can't do - but Cyrano generously offers to help, even if it means breaking his own heart. Soon Cyrano pours out his feelings in the most romantic letters ever. The question is will Roxane discover the truth?And if she does will it be too late for Cyrano?

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Geraldine McCaughrean has won the Carnegie Medal, the Whitbread Children's Book Award (three times), the Smarties Prize Bronze Award (three times), the Blue Peter 'Best Book to Keep Forever' Award, and the Guardian Children's Fiction Award.Books from OUP include: Peter Pan in Scarlet, The White Darkness, Not the End of the World, Smile!, Stop the Train, The Kite Rider, A Little Lower than the Angels, Forever X, Gold Dust, A Pack of Lies, Plundering Paradise, The Stones Are Hatching, The Oxford Treasury of Fairy Tales.

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