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A High Wind in Jamaica

A High Wind in Jamaica

Author: Richard Hughes
Series: Vintage classics
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On the high seas of the Caribbean, a family of English children is set loose âe" sent by their parents from their home in Jamaica to receive the civilising effects of England. When their ship is captured by pirates, the thrilling cruise continues as the children transfer their affections from one batch of sailors to another. Innocence is their protection, but as life in the care of pirates reveals its dangers, the events which unfold begin to take on a savagely detached quality.

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'A quite extraordinary and unforgettable book' Ralph Straus

Author description

Richard Hughes was born in 1900 and educated at Charterhouse 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.

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General Fields

  • : 9780099437437
  • : penguin random house
  • : Vintage
  • : January 2002
  • : 198mm X 130mm X 13mm
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Richard Hughes
  • : Paperback
  • : 802
  • : en
  • : 175