'Good morning' said Emily politely.
'Smells like an earthquake,' said Margaret.
Life for the Bas-Thorton children was like this: shooting humming birds, swimming naked in the bathing-hole, trapping rats, scaring the locals, earthquakes, hurricanes, riding ponies under the fierce Jamaican sun. Nothing of much importance.
Until the day they are sent back to England by their parents and captured by pirates...
This isn't a book for you if you're just after a regular adventure story. This is a tale of piracy, murder, wild animals, wild men, innocence and growing up. Above all, it's about survival.
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A story which opens in the 1920s, telling of the idyllic Jamaican childhood enjoyed by four children, but their parents decide to send them to England for their education. En route, however, their ship is intercepted by pirates, and the children learn to survive at all costs. From the author of THE WOODEN SHEPHERDESS.Review:
"The superb narration enhances this uncomfortable, indelible story." (The Observer)
"The style is brilliant, the ingenuity of narrative is brilliant, the characterization is brilliant, and the total effect of the story completely satisfactory." (Arnold Bennett)
"Never once has he struck a false note." (Vita Sackville-West)
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Book Description Harpercollins, 1989. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0060916273
Book Description Harpercollins, 1989. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0060916273
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