Jamaica Johnson Conner
Friends And Enemiesby David Field
Suddenly, he's 400 years back in the past, in the France of 1599. In that faraway time he finds the living likeness of the picture in
Momentous events await fifteen-year-old Tommy when he goes on holiday to a château in the south of France near Toulouse. He sees a strange picture of an unknown and beautiful young woman and is magnetically drawn to her image.
Suddenly, he's 400 years back in the past, in the France of 1599. In that faraway time he finds the living likeness of the picture in the form of Eloise. They run off for a series of hair-raising adventures together, falling in love in the process.
Dynastic struggles, power-hungry bishops, outlaws living in the marshes, demonic caves, murderous clergymen and strolling players form the stock-in-trade of this wonderful historical romance. Its swift action and bubbling humour are matched by the author's canny portrayal of two teenagers meeting across four centuries.
And how does Tommy resolve the culture clash? With his mobile phone, of course - another hero of the tale! Read on, and look out for more adventures from the masterful pen of David Field as the story of Tommy and Eloise spills over into the twenty-first century in a volume to follow.
David Field lives with his wife and two children in Aarhus, Denmark.
Jamaica Johnson Conner
- Legend Press Ltd
- Publication date:
- Product dimensions:
- 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.91(d)
- Age Range:
- 12 Years
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I picked this book up because I honestly could not find any more books that interested me at all. This book I thought looked and sounded like something I would not normally read. I started reading it and from the first chapter was extremely impressed. I fell in and read the rest of the day away until 5:30 the next morning when I finished. Of course it was not fun having to wake up 2 hours later for school, but I couldn't resist. I'm hoping there is more work by Field to read.
Friends and Enemies is an entertaining adventure, which begins when Tommy is drawn back in time four hundred years while on holiday in France. I enjoyed reading this story immensely and found it very difficult to put it down at the end. I look forward to the sequel. Two aspects of the story particularly appealed to me. First, I enjoyed the characters and the way they interacted with each other. Tommy has modern attitudes, which contrast with the attitudes of the people he interacts with. On the other hand all the characters are very human and believable. Secondly, the plot is not straightforward or predictable - there is no remedy but to read on. I thought I might struggle to read 400 pages, but the plot and the characters led me through. In my opinion David Field is a talented story teller. My children are too young at the moment, but I will encourage them to read Friends and Enemies as young teenagers or maybe a little earlier. This story is also for those past their teenage days, like me.