The Necklace, by Patricia Borlenghi

Published April 28th, 2017


£7.99 (print)


9780995538634 (print)

Patricia Borlenghi

This is a modern fairy tale about a princess with a difference. Princess Lucy is the most beautiful girl in the world but she isn’t interested in finding her prince charming. She prefers to dabble in magic and witchcraft with her beloved friend, a witch called Willow. Together they come up with a cunning plan so that all her suitors, the kings and princes who come from far and wide, will be prevented from marrying her.

Warning: don’t touch her necklace!


An early reader edition of the book was published at end April 2017.


Jill Newton is a professional illustrator, artist and author. Jill has illustrated over 150 books for the picture book and educational markets in both the UK and US. Her bestselling children’s books include: Old MacNoah Had an Ark (Harper Collins), Don’t Wake Mr Bear! (Egmont), Bored Claude (Bloomsbury), Crash Bang Donkey (Gullane), and The Penguin Who Wanted To Be Different (Scholastic).

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We launched a special edition of The Necklace with its own necklace in summer 2016.

Patricia Borlenghi

Patricia Borlenghi set up the Patrician Press at the end of 2012. She is the author of several children’s books including Chaucer the Cat and the Animal Pilgrims, Dear Aunty and The Bloomsbury Nursery Treasury and has worked in publishing throughout he …

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