EVENT 11/06/24 Jasbinder Bilan introduces Nush & The Stolen Emerald (Blackhorse Primary discount)

Regular price £6.79

Jasbinder Bilan

Category: Children 9-12

Format: Paperback

Publisher: Chicken House

ISBN 13: 9781915947024

We're delighted to be welcoming the Costa Award-winning Jasbinder Bilan to Blackhorse Primary School on Tuesday 11th May to introduce her stunning new historical children’s novel, Nush & The Stolen Emerald.

On this page you can purchase a copy of the book with a special discount of 15%.

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Books will be signed and delivered to the school on the day of the event. 

Please purchase your books by 11:59pm on Sunday 9th June. Any books purchased after this date may not be signed and may need to be collected from Max Minerva's at 47 Henleaze Road, BS9 4BL.


Anushka is furious. As princess of an Indian kingdom, she has watched the British East India Company take land and her family's most divine jewel – an emerald the size of an apple.

So when her father, the Maharaja, decides to visit Queen Victoria at Buckinham Palace, Nush goes too – determined to bring back the gem that can heal her country. 

A fabulous new historical direction from Costa-winning and Waterstones-shortlisted author, Jasbinder Bilan. Themes of colonialism and identity, mixed with an action-packed royal mystery.  


According to family stories, Jasbinder was born in a stable in the foothills of the Himalayas. Until she was a year and a half, she lived on a farm inhabited by a grumpy camel and a monkey called Oma.

Jasbinder graduated from Bath Spa University where the seeds of her story were nurtured, but it was the incredible bond with her grandmother which was the inspiration for Asha & the Spirit Bird, her Costa Award-winning debut novel.

She lives with her husband, two teenage boys and dog Enzo in a man pad and splits her time between teaching and writing.

Jasbinder has won the Indie Children's Book Award 2021, the Costa Children's Book Award 2019, and the Times/Chicken House Children's Fiction Competition 2017. She was longlisted for the Blue Peter Book Award 2020 and the Chalk Prize 2020 and shortlisted for the Waterstones Children's Book Prize 2020.