A tie-in edition of the author's classic tale of adventure, which is to be broadcast in six episodes on the BBC this autumn.
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An adventurous story set in Cromwell's England of the four children of a Cavalier who are saved from the Roundheads.Review:
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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Book Description Penguin UK, 1998. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0141302623