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Appointment with Death written by Agatha Christie performed by Carole Boyd on CD (Abridged)

Appointment with Death written by Agatha Christie performed by Carole Boyd on CD (Abridged)£4.99

Among the towering red cliffs of Petra, like some monstrous swollen Buddha, sat the corpse of Mrs Boynton. A tiny puncture mark on her wrist was the only sign of the fatal injection that had killed her.

A High Wind in Jamaica written by Richard Hughes performed by Michael Maloney on CD (Unabridged)

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ISBN:  9781906147822
Genre - Main:  Fiction
Genre - Specific:  Modern
Duration:  420 mins
Length:  Unabridged
Author:  Richard Hughes
Narrator 1:  Michael Maloney
Rarity:  Rare

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Set in the nineteenth century against a backdrop of island life and the vast surrounding seas, A High Wind in Jamaica is the gripping story of the Bas-Thornton children, whose parents send them back to England following a hurricane in the postcolonial Caribbean they call home. Having set sail, the children quickly...

fall into the hands of pirates.As their voyage continues, things take an awful turn.

Narrated largely from the perspective of the children, the supposed innocents are not only the victims of amoral behaviour, but sometimes the perpetrators.

Praised for its atypical and unsettling take on the truth of human nature, Richard Hughes' classic, first published in 1929, has been called one of the greatest novels of the twentieth century, and credited with paving the way for other masterworks such as William Golding's Lord of the Flies.

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