Oxford Children's Classics: Moonfleet by John Meade Falkner

Oxford Children's Classics: Moonfleet

Written by John Meade Falkner

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Including one terrifying coffin, one of the spookiest graveyard scenes in fiction and a thrilling chase across a crumbling cliffside, this is an exhilarating and chilling story capturing all the excitement and terror of smuggling. Fifteen year old John Trenchard tells the dramatic story of how he falls in with the local smugglers on theDorsetcoast after he comes across an old coffin linked to the legendary pirate Blackbeard. His story involves hidden diamonds, old documents in unfathomable codes, shipwreck and every kind of terror before all is resolved. It’s a fabulous adventure which easily stands the test of time.


Oxford Children's Classics: Moonfleet by John Meade Falkner

If you love a good story, then look no further. Oxford Children's Classics bring together the most unforgettable stories ever told. They're books to treasure and return to again and again. When John Trenchard stumbles upon the coffin of the legendary pirate Blackbeard, he discovers a clue to the whereabouts of a long-lost diamond. Soon John enters a world of dark secrets and smuggling, and embarks on a dangerous adventure in search of Blackbeard's treasure.

This classic tale of smuggling and treasure is the latest welcome addition to the Oxford Children's Classics series. Download a full list of the titles in the series here.

About the Author

John Meade Falkner was born in Wiltshire and spent much of his childhood in Dorchester and Weymouth. He was a student at Hertford College, Oxford and graduated with a degree in history in 1882. Falkner because a teacher before going into business and became chairman of Armstrong Whitworth Co., one of the largest arms manufacturers in the world. After his retirement in 1921 he became Honorary Reader in Paleography at Durham University, as well as Honorary Librarian to the Dean and Chapter Library of Durham Cathedral. He lived in Divinity House, Durham, in front of the cathedral, until his death in 1902.

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272 pages


John Meade Falkner
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Oxford University Press

Publication date

1st August 2013




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