A shipwrecked Dido Twite is picked up by a whaling ship and finds herself embroiled in a sinister plot to blow up Parliament. This is the third in the "James III" sequence which begins with "The Wolves of Willoughby Chase".
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"A zany, original historical fantasy" Sunday Telegraph "Joan Aiken is the best contemporary writer of historical-fantasy we have - and I would not make such a generalisation lightly. This is a quite exceptional book." Susan Hill "Altogther an invigorating book, in which the wit and nonsense make such a sparkling fizz together that it is hard to tell one from the other" Times Literary Supplement "A writer of wild humour" Oxford Companion to Children's LiterartureBook Description:
This is the third novel in the classic Willoughby Chase series - now consisting of ten titles - and was originally published in l966. Now being reissued with a stunning new cover.
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Book Description Red Fox, 1993. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 99888904