South-West England, 1812. England is at war with America and when 250 American prisoners-of-war arrive at Dartmoor prison, it is already overcrowded with French prisoners. Among the newcomers is Lieutenant Pilgrim Penn, an American merchant seaman, who soon falls in love with a local girl at a market held inside the prison walls. The inmates fight amongst themselves despite their common enemy, and the Americans are a particularly troublesome group. When the governor's daughter becomes romantically involved with one of them, he orders his soldiers to open fire during a minor disturbance, even though the war has ended and personal revenge is suspected as his true motivation
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E. V. Thompson was born in London and spent nine years in the Navy before joining the Bristol police. He moved to Hong Kong, then Rhodesia, and had over 200 stories published before returning to England to become a full-time award-winning writer.Review:
'a novel slant on the boy meets girl scenario and is well written and very easy to read.' NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE EVENING CHRONICLE
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Book Description Little, Brown Book Group, 2011. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0751545422