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Raider's Tide
by Maggie Prince 1446/758 first published 2002
Historical Fiction for ages 10 to 15 published by Collins
Available from:  Amazon.co.uk
* £3.99, Usually dispatched within 24 hours
Mrs Mad's Mum's humble opinion
8/10 You are working hard. Well done.
What's it about?
A gripping tale of first love set against the backdrop of the border raids in Elizabethan England!
What happens?
Beatie has a strange homelife her father is a highwayman and drunkard and her mother keeps disappearing for days at a time. Her parents are desperate for her to marry one of her cousins so that they can keep their land in the family. Then one night Beattie wakes to find a young man trying to get into her room she pushes him out through the window. She later finds the young man nearly dead, hiding in an old hut and decides to heal him. Slowly as he heals a passion develops between them, one which can never be acknowledged!
Is it easy to read?
Anyone who loves historical fiction will like this. Probably more suited to girls.
Anything else?
A very well written story, the descriptions of life at the time are wonderful. This is a gentle story of first love wrapped up in the mysteries of what other characters are hiding and the general pillage of warfare. I really enjoyed it.
Who says so?
This review by Mrs Mad's Mum.
The publisher reckons...
The year is 1578 and Queen Elizabeth I is on the throne. Sixteen year old Beatie, the daughter of a North Country farmer, is defying her family over the matter of her proposed marriage to her cousin Hugh. This story of a feisty Elizabethan girl deals with witchcraft, war, growing up and love.
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