A High Wind In Jamaica (Vintage Classics)

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On the high seas of the Caribbean, a family of English children is set loose – sent by their parents from their home in Jamaica to receive the civilising effects of England. When their ship is captured by pirates, the thrilling cruise continues as the children transfer their affections from one batch of sailors to another. Innocence is their protection, but as life in the care of pirates reveals its dangers, the events which unfold begin to take on a savagely detached quality.

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Set in the last century against a tropical landscape and the ever-present sea, A High Wind in Jamaica tells the story of a family of English children who, on being sent by their parents back to England from Jamaica, fall into the hands of pirates. As this voyage of innocence continues, the events which unfold begin to take on a savagely detached and haunting quality.

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"A fascinating study in child psychology" ( New York Times)

"A hot draught of mad, primal fantasy and poetry" (Rebecca West)

"Never once has he struck a false note" (Vita Sackville-West)

"A thrillingly good book" (Martin Amis)

"What starts as merely masterful storytelling becomes something dreamlike and haunting; it's not a book you easily forget" ( The Independent on Sunday)

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