The Free Traders - HB

The Free Traders - HB


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Code: UCFFN1Format: Hard BackPages: 157Author: Nicholls, F. F.Age Group: Young AdultsSize: 13 x 21
1st Edition

Equitainment's Comments

This First Edition was published in 1967, it's in good pre-loved condition, dust cover has some wear but all intact, all in all pages are in tact (2 individual pages have sticky tape as they must have been ripped). Book is tightly bound. Some Foxing on the outer edges of the pages of the book. The Free Traders was published by Heinemann, London.

Product Overview

Tom Gibons is still a pupil at Rye Grammer School when the story begins, but is already helping his father in the smuggling activities.

The author gives revealing glimpses of what it was like to live on the farms and in the small towns near the Sussex coast at this period, when smugglers or "free traders", as they are prefered to call themselves, as they influenced the region so powerfully, that no one dared oppose them.

Schoolmaster Lorwerth Lewis becomes a Riding Officer (for the Customs house) and by his guile, determination and bravery eventually brings about the destruction of the smugglers in a fierce encounter with Dragoons.

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