Pert had always loved Rosella. She was innocent, and Pert watched her die. It was the best thing either of them had ever done in their short lives, but it didn't seem like it at the time. In their own eyes it was less of an achievement, more a blessed relief. Meanwhile there was a skeleton in the tunnel, a mysterious ship in the harbour and rumours about some missing treasure. But ... pirates? That would be ridiculous. You don't get pirates any more ... do you?
A cross between Treasure Island, The Railway Children, and Deliverance, this book is by turns exciting, amusing, alarming, charming, violent and strange - a rollicking read for adults with a childish love of adventure, and for children who aren't afraid of a few long words.
Author: David Bramhall
Title: The Black Joke
Series: The Greatest Cape
First Published by: CreateSpace
Date: 14 December 2012