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  • Hodder Children's Books

Nightingale's Song

Kate Pennington

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For National Curriculum Key Stage 3, Interest age: from c 12 years, Fiction, General fiction (Children's / Teenage), Adventure stories (Children's / Teenage), Historical fiction (Children's / Teenage)

An ingenious and brilliantly realised historical novel by a million-selling author writing with a different voice, but the same trusty keyboard.

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

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