The Witness

The Witness

by James Jauncey


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ISBN-13: 9780330447140
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Publication date: 07/01/2008
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 5.10(w) x 7.80(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range: 12 Years

About the Author

James Jauncey lives on the edge of the Scottish Highlands with his wife, two of his four children, and two cats. When he is not writing he plays the piano in the Funky String Band. He is also on the board of the Edinburgh International Book Festival, the world's biggest literary festival.

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tthunter on LibraryThing 24 days ago
In a Scotland in the near future, land ownership reforms have caused havoc. Global warming and administrative incompetence have destroyed livelihoods and environment. An authoritarian government has brutalised peaceful protests and objectors have turned to terrorism. 18 year old John MacNeil finds himself the only witness to a government atrocity - the massacre of an entire hamlet at Blackriggs. Finding himself responsible for its only survivor, a young mentally handicapped boy called Ninian, John determines to return the boy to what's left of his family. What John doesn't realise is, that Ninian himself is inextricably linked to the rebel cause