The Highwayman's Curse by Nicola Morgan, Christian Birmingham
  

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The Highwayman's Curse by Nicola Morgan, Christian Birmingham

Dastardly deeds and historical high adventure continue in this thrilling sequel from an award-winning author. On the run from the redcoats, the two young highwaymen, Will and Bess, find themselves in Galloway, Scotland, blamed for a murder they did not commit. Here they are captured by smugglers and become embroiled in a story of hatred and revenge that goes back for generations, to the days of the Killing Times. Whose side will they take? Can anything they do end the cycle of religious hatred? And will their own friendship survive?

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A terrific tale, gripping from start to finish. The Times Excellent...I'd recommend it as a great read for lovers of good fiction. FirstNews As rich and flavoursome as Morgan's first novel, this one develops the political message a little further and finds more ways to relate them to world events of today. It's just as exciting, but the claustrophobic vicious circle of hatred and poverty gives it a darker, less romantic feel. Excellent development for the young reader. Highly recommended. www.thebookbag.co.uk Poignant. An energetic, lively and powerful tale which is even better than its appealing predecessor. As a set text this would appeal to both sexes, and its themes and description provide excellent material for pupils to analyse and of course, enjoy! www.writeaway.org.uk

About the Author

Nicola Morgan has written a number of critically acclaimed books for young people, including the Scottish Arts Council Award-winning Fleshmarket, Mondays Are Red, Chicken Friend, Blame My Brain, Know Your Brain, The Leaving Home Survival Guide, The Passionflower Massacre and Sleepwalking, winner of the 2005 Scottish Arts Council Children's Book of the Year Award, as well as numerous home learning titles and a series of Thomas the Tank Engine books. She lives in Edinburgh and is Chair of the Society of Authors in Scotland.

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Book Info

Format

Paperback
368 pages
Interest Age: From 12

Author

Nicola Morgan, Christian Birmingham
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Publisher

Walker Books Ltd

Publication date

5th November 2007

ISBN

9781406303124


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