'Good morning' said Emily politely. 'Smells like an earthquake,' said Margaret. Life for the Bas-Thorton children was like this: shooting humming birds, swimming naked in the bathing-hole, trapping rats, scaring the locals, earthquakes, hurricanes, riding ponies under the fierce Jamaican sun. Nothing of much importance. Until the day they are sent back to England by their parents and captured by pirates...This isn't a book for you if you're just after a regular adventure story. This is a tale of piracy, murder, wild animals, wild men, innocence and growing up. Above all, it's about survival.
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Set in the last century against a tropical landscape and the ever-present sea, A High Wind in Jamaica tells the story of a family of English children who, on being sent by their parents back to England from Jamaica, fall into the hands of pirates. As this voyage of innocence continues, the events which unfold begin to take on a savagely detached and haunting quality.Product Description:
A story which opens in the 1920s, telling of the idyllic Jamaican childhood enjoyed by four children, but their parents decide to send them to England for their education. En route, however, their ship is intercepted by pirates, and the children learn to survive at all costs. From the author of THE WOODEN SHEPHERDESS.
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Book Description Harper & Row Publishers, 1972. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 60830999