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A High Wind In Jamaica

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'A quite extraordinary and unforgettable book' Ralph StrausPublished to great acclaim in 1929, this classic tale of childhood was Richard Hughes' first novel and became a bestseller. Doing away with Victorian sentimental visions of childhood, it paved the way for later works such as Golding's Lord of the Flies

Set in the last century against a tropical landscape and the ever-present sea, A High Wind In Jamaica tells the story of a family of English children who, on being sent by their parents back to England from Jamaica, fall into the hands of pirates. As this voyage of innocence continues the events which unfold begin to take on a savagely detached and haunting quality.

About the Author

Richard Hughes was born in 1900 and educated at Chaterhouse School and Oriel College, Oxford. A highly original and idiosyncratic writer, he wrote poems and plays as well as novels, but it is for these that he is best remembered, the most famous of which was his first, A High Wind In Jamaica, published in 1929. A remarkable man, he could number Masefield, Yeats, T.E. Lawrence, Robert Graves, Augustus John and Dylan Thomas amongst his friends and acquaintances. Married to the painter Frances Bazley in 1932, he died in 1976.


A Sea Queen's Sailing

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Few words of introduction are needed for this story, excepting such as may refer to the sources of the details involved. The outfit of the funeral ship is practically that of the vessel found in the mound at Goekstadt, and now in the museum at Christiania, supplemented with a few details from the ship disinterred last year near Toensberg, in the same district. In both these cases the treasure has been taken from the mound by raiders, who must have broken into the chamber shortly after the interment; but other finds have been fully large enough to furnish details of what would be buried with a chief of note.



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