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The Highwayman's Curse

Written by Nicola Morgan, Christian Birmingham

The Highwayman's Curse Synopsis

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?

The Highwayman's Curse Press Reviews

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. * * 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! * *

Book Information

ISBN: 9781406303124
Publication date: 5th November 2007
Author: Nicola Morgan, Christian Birmingham
Publisher: Walker Books Ltd
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 368 pages

About Nicola Morgan, Christian Birmingham

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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