The Supreme Lie

Suggested age 12 +


Author: Geraldine McCaughrean
ISBN: 9781474970686
Date Published: 15 Apr 2021

Twice Carnegie medal winning Geraldine McCaughrean’s enthralling new novel is set in a world paralysed by natural disaster and dangerous lies.

Fifteen-year-old Gloria is maid to Afalia’s tyrannical Head of State, Madame Suprema. When the country is hit by unprecedented flooding, Madame Suprema runs away, fearing she will be blamed for the crisis. To cover up this cowardly act, Gloria is made to step into Madame Suprema’s shoes and is thrust into a world of corrupt and desperate politicians. As Gloria becomes aware of the forces toying with her every move, she must take decisions that could save, or end, thousands of lives – including her own…

A brilliant and darkly funny commentary on our present times by one of our greatest writers.


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Dimensions13.2 × 3.2 × 19.9 cm



Age 5 – 7, Age 7 – 9




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