The setting is Whitby in the mid 1700s...Maggie Nightingale spends her evenings singing in her father's tavern, the Anchor Inn, on the rugged east Yorkshire coastline. The inn is a haunt for local ruffians, thieves and smugglers, and Maggie overhears many a dark plan hatched over ale at night. She never imagined that such plans could threaten her very existence, and see her wrongly accused of murder. Togther with notorious smuggling villain, Thomas Hague, Maggie's only escape from public hanging comes in the form of a ship bound for America. The New World. but will the shadow of death follow Maggie Nightingale across the ocean, and haunt her for the rest of her life?
|Publisher:||Hodder & Stoughton, Ltd.|
|Product dimensions:||5.00(w) x 7.75(h) x 0.50(d)|
|Age Range:||3 - 18 Years|
About the Author
Kate Pennington is a pseudonym for a very successful, million-selling author. She has chosen to publish with a different name because her new work is a major departure from her established work to date - as she writes about favourite, and much loved, areas of history and literature 'which formed the backbone to her post-graduate studies in literaturè.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I enjoyed this book a lot ! It was quick to read .
This book was a very light historical novel. I was attracted to it reading the description seeing it was full of rouges and ruffians. It is baffling to see Maggie in the situation she is in. She is a young girl: only 13, although in the 1700s that is close to marrying age. Maggie is a very strong protagonist, although she thinks otherwise. She has a pure heart which gets her through the trouble she finds herself in. This is a worthwhile interesting read if you can get your hands on it!