1 News of the World

1 News of the World by Paulette Jiles

Paperback £7.99

Staff recommendation: Captain Jefferson Kyle Kidd is content making his living as a news reader travelling around Texas until he is charged with a much more difficult mission; returning a ten year old white girl, kidnapped by Kiowa Indians four years earlier. He agrees although he finds her ‘artificial and malign’. News of the World is a most exquisite book about the joys of freedom, the pure adventure in the wilds of Texas and the unexpected proprietary
love between two people. I read it in one night and wished it had never ended.