No Shame, No Fear
Shropshire, England, 1662. Seventeen-year-old Will
Heywood comes home to begin an apprenticeship arranged
by his wealthy father. Susanna Thorn, a young Quaker
girl, leaves her family to become a servant in the same
Will and Susanna meet and fall in love, but face
opposition on all sides. Theirs is a story that speaks
across the centuries, telling of love and the struggle
to stay true to what is most important – in spite of
parents, society and even the law.
Shortlisted for the UK Guardian Children’s Fiction
Prize and the Whitbread Children’s Book Award, No
Shame, No Fear has proved popular with readers from
12 to 90.
“Beautifully and sparely written and...hard
to put down. Recommended for anyone from 14 and up.”
QuakerBooks of FGC.
“A tender, involving story, beautifully told.”
“Readers will be hard pressed to discover
two more truly likable and better matched characters,
more deserving of a happy ending.”
Bulletin for the Center of Children’s Books.
Press, p/b. ISBN: 0763631906