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Description - The Children of the New Forest by Captain Frederick Marryat

Cavalier and Roundhead battle it out in the turbulent setting of the English Civil war and provide the background for this classic tale of four orphans as they face adversity, survival in the forest, reconciliation and eventual forgiveness. This is the first enduring historical novel for children, which conjures up as much magic today as it did on first publication. The freedom from adult constraint allied with the necessary disciplines to survive in a hostile world make for a gripping read. AUTHOR Captian Frederick Marryat (1792 - 1848) spent most of his working life at sea, and used his experiences for the basis of much of his writing. His works are now largely forgotten, with the exception of his popular children's book, 'The Children of the New Forest'.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781853261107
ISBN-10: 1853261106
Format: Paperback / softback
(198mm x 129mm x 16mm)
Pages: 304
Imprint: Wordsworth Editions Ltd
Publisher: Wordsworth Editions Ltd
Publish Date: 5-May-1993
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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