The Wicked and the Just

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Apr 17, 2012 - Young Adult Fiction - 352 pages
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Cecily longs to return to her beloved Edgeley Hall, where her father was lord of the manor. But now he has completely ruined her life. He is moving them to Caernarvon, in occupied Wales, where he can get a place for almost nothing, since the king needs good strong Englishmen to keep down the vicious Welshmen. At least Cecily will get to be the lady of the house at last—if all goes well.

Gwenhwyfar knows all about that house. Once she dreamed of being the lady there herself, until the English came and destroyed the lives of everyone she knows. Now Gwenhwyfar must wait hand and foot on this bratty English girl who has taken what should have been hers.

While Cecily struggles to find her place amongst the snobby English landowners, Gwenhwyfar struggles just to survive. And meanwhile the Welsh are not as conquered as they seem. Outside the city walls of Caernarvon, tensions are rising ever higher—until finally they must reach the breaking point.


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User Review  - waclements7 - LibraryThing

The Wicked and the Just by J. Anderson Coats Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Children’s Book Group Pub. Date: 4/17/2012 eBook courtesy of NetGalley ***Does contain spoilers*** The Wicked and the Just takes ... Read full review

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User Review  - Jessika.C - LibraryThing

This book is about two girls with different backgrounds that meet under pretty normal circumstances in medieval Wales (mid 1200s give or take). Cecily goes with her father to Wales to find a new way ... Read full review

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1293 Assumptiontide to Saint Johns Eve
1293 Saint Johns Day to Michaelmas Eve
1293 Michaelmas to Christmas Eve
12931294 Christmas to Assumption Eve
1294 Assumptiontide to Saint Johns Eve
1294 Saint Johns Day to Michaelmas Eve
1294 Michaelmas to Christmas Eve
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J. Anderson Coats has masters degrees in history and library science. She lives with her family in Washington State. Visit her website at

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