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An action-packed story of pirates, ghosts, treasure and mutiny – young Jack Holborn finds himself swept up in dizzying dangers after he stows away aboard the Charming Molly. It’s an adventure that sweeps across the high seas and back into eighteenth century London. Leon Garfield’s brilliant evocations of the past make his stories last from one generation to the next.
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When orphan Jack stows away on the Charming Molly, he never guesses that he'll be sailing off on the adventure of a lifetime with a crew of pirates. There are ghosts, treasure, mutiny, and secrets galore - and looming over everything is the captain, who Jack knows is the only one who can help him discover the truth about his past.
|Publication date:||6th August 2009|
|Publisher:||Oxford University Press|
|Suitable for:||9+ readers|
Leon Garfield was born in Brighton in 1921. His brief art studies were interrupted by the outbreak of World War II, when he joined the army. After the war he worked as a hospital laboratory technician until in the 1960s his literary success enabled him to devote himself completely to writing. He lived with his wife, the children's writer, Vivien Alcock, in Highgate, North London, which has featured in many of his novels.He is the author of a large number of highly acclaimed novels, some of which have been serialised for television, including Devil-in-the-Fog, and Jack Holborn. Black Jack was ...More About Leon Garfield