Cave of Secrets
Written by Morgan Llywelyn
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Cave of Secrets by Morgan LlywelynPirates and crooked rulers make seventeenth-century Ireland a dangerous place. When Tom feels rejected by his father, he finds a secret second family among the group of smugglers who trade in and around Roaringwater Bay. Though Tom doesn't know it, his family in the Big House is under huge pressure. His father has had savage losses in business; his mother is always sad and worried, and his sisters have no hopes for a good future. This is seventeenth-century Ireland when cut-throat interests control everybody and everything, and land-grabbing is the order of the day. Friend turns into foe, and loyalty counts for nothing. From his new family, Tom learns all about boats and smuggling - and secret treasure. And then Tom discovers the best-kept secret of all ...
'offers a fascinating and imaginative insight into 17th century Ireland with the excitement and romanticism of smugglers, caves and treasure'
.co.uk 'I'd recommend it for readers 10+ and definitely to those who like a smattering of history with their adventure
.blogspot.com 'it intrigued me
.blogspot.com 'well written historical novel
.blogspot.com 'Llywelyn has established herself as the leading writer of Irish historical novels for children
'Dark family secrets, tangled webs of greed: you'll love this smuggling adventure story'
. 'Cave of Secrets is Llywelyn at her best
'(Llywelyn) skillfully weaves fiction with historical fact'
'a rip-roaring yarn of loyalty and betrayal, pirates and smugglers'
'children of ten plus will ... enjoy the exciting story'
.org 'a must read for ages 10+ and beyond
'a thrilling adventure set in Ireland in the 1700's, full of adventure, suspense, deadly enemies and great friendships'
'will have the reader gripped'
's Recommended Reads 2012 'brings history to life in a compelling and accessible way'
's Recommended Reads 2012 'excitement and adventure'
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About the Author
Interest Age: From 9
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O'Brien Press Ltd
16th April 2012
O'Brien Press Ltd is an imprint of O'Brien
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