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White Rider By Chris Priestley

White Rider by Chris Priestley

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Summary

London, 1716. The streets are full of spies and buzzing with intrigue.

White Rider Summary

White Rider by Chris Priestley

London, 1716. The streets are full of spies and buzzing with intrigue. Jacobite rebels are being rounded up and hanged at Tower Hill, and on the outskirts of London the roads are haunted by a mysterious Highwayman known only as The White Rider; a robber so fierce that he kills his victims simply by pointing at them! Tom Marlowe, caught in the fascinating heart of events, is resolved to get to the bottom of them. With the help of his mentor, Dr Harker, Tom is determined to discover who is behind the White Rider's gruesome mask. But Dr Harker seems to be keeping secrets of his own. Who is the mysterious stranger with the Scottish accent seen at Harker's house, and why does the Doctor lie when questioned about him? Highly atmospheric, with a gripping plot this historical adventure will fascinate and engage readers.

White Rider Reviews

"This pacy historical novel, with some references to slavery and Shakespeare's The Tempest, is full of dramatic twists and turns with one final surprise at the end. It would be ideal material for turning into a children's TV drama." - Books for Keeps; This is a gripping thriller with a zesty plot - Eastern Daily Press; "An 18th century romp, packed with colourful characters, enough surprises and twists to keep the reader guessing and enough gruesome details and fisticuffs to bring the era to technicolour life. Good fun." - School Librarian; As clever and as tightly plotted as the first - Suffolk Journal

About Chris Priestley

Chris Priestley has worked as a cartoonist for high-profile publications including The New Statesman. Young Corgi published his first-ever book, Dog Magici, which was shortlisted for the Children's Book Award. He has also written historical non-fiction for young readers. He is married with a young son.

Additional information

GOR003675579
White Rider by Chris Priestley
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Penguin Random House Children's UK
2005-02-03
192
0440866081
9780440866084
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This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us

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