The Children of the New Forest (Puffin Classics)

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Edward, Humphrey, Alice and Edith Beverley are left orphaned at their family home in the New Forest after their father's death fighting on the Royalist side in the Civil War. To avoid detection by the Roundheads they are sheltered by a forester, Jacob, who passes them off as his grandchildren.

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With their father killed fighting for King Charles and their mansion home burnt down by the Roundheads, the four orphaned Beverley children find refuge with old Jacob Armitage, a forester and loyal servant of their father's. In his cottage, deep in the New Forest, the children quickly have to learn hunting, housekeeping and the crafts of living off the land. When Jacob dies, the children are left completely alone to fend for themselves but despite being at constant risk of discovery, Edward, the eldest, is determined to help restore the king and regain his own inheritance.

Captain Marryatt's exciting Civil War adventure has gripped readers for generations. An adventure story filled with heroism, excitement and suspense it is also a tale of survival and loyalty set in a fascinating historical context. (Ages 9 to Adult)

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A classic adventure story set during the English Civil War. With the king imprisoned, their father dead and their home on fire, the four Beverley children flee to the forest where they must make a new life.

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