Book :: A High Wind in Jamaica

A High Wind in Jamaica
By: Richard Hughes
Pages: 279
Published: 1929
Genre(s): Adventure
Historical Fiction
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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.

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A gripping read, surprisingly dark in places...!

Aug 11th, 2018

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an unexpected gem!

Feb 20th, 2018

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