The Very Tall Tale of the Childe of Hale

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A Story of historical truth and fantastical fiction!
Never before has a story been told so well. 'The Very Tall Tale of The Childe of Hale' is the story of John Middleton who grew to be 9ft 3 inches tall. Sir Gilbert Ireland, who was the Lord of the Manor of Hale Village during his life time, employed John Middleton as a body guard and took him to London to wrestle the Kings man at Hampton Court in the presence of King James I. But the story does not start and end there. John ...
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Overview

A Story of historical truth and fantastical fiction!
Never before has a story been told so well. 'The Very Tall Tale of The Childe of Hale' is the story of John Middleton who grew to be 9ft 3 inches tall. Sir Gilbert Ireland, who was the Lord of the Manor of Hale Village during his life time, employed John Middleton as a body guard and took him to London to wrestle the Kings man at Hampton Court in the presence of King James I. But the story does not start and end there. John Middleton led a quite extraordinary life due to his magnificent height and strength, and his very kind and honest nature ensured he was a most trustworthy person.

Within this story we discover the true and historical characters of John Middleton 'The Childe of Hale', Sir Gilbert Ireland and his family and some not so true characters such as Avena The Queen of Ice, The Evil Chevalier and Theseus the Wise Man.

If you liked the fantasy of Harry Potter, then you will love the heady mix of Historical truth, and Fantastical fiction, in the story of 'The Very Tall Tale of The Childe of Hale'.
Its appeal will entertain children from eight to eighty.

Author Lynn-Marie Clarkson-Wright has captured the true story of The Childe of Hale and given it a fantastical twist.
Being a resident of Hale Village the story of the Childe of Hale was first told to her by her father when she was six years old. It is a story that has stayed with her and her late father encouraged her to turn this story into a children's book before his death in 2010.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781482568998
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Publication date: 4/13/2013
  • Pages: 138
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.30 (d)

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