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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.
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.
|Publication date:||1st August 2013|
|Author:||John Meade Falkner|
|Publisher:||Oxford University Press|
|Suitable for:||11+ readers, 9+ readers|