A High Wind in Jamaica
A story which opens in the 1920s, telling of the idyllic Jamaican childhood enjoyed by four children, but their parents decide to send them to England for their education. En route, however, their ship is intercepted by pirates, and the children learn to survive at all costs. From the author of... show more
A story which opens in the 1920s, telling of the idyllic Jamaican childhood enjoyed by four children, but their parents decide to send them to England for their education. En route, however, their ship is intercepted by pirates, and the children learn to survive at all costs. From the author of THE WOODEN SHEPHERDESS.
Publish date: November 1st 1989
Publisher: Harper Perennial
Pages no: 212
Edition language: English
, European Literature
, British Literature
, Book Club
, Adult Fiction
, Historical Fiction
if i really have to judge or rate or whatever, it might be a four star book.I don't think this is a book for children, I don't think so. It's story about children, but I'm not sure I'd want my future-children to read it though they might enjoy it tremendously. For one thing, the book doesn't infanti...
This is a weird and disturbing book. Too much so for me to be honest, which is what loses it a fifth star, because I can't quite give it that accolade even though I recognize the craft behind what Hughes did. It's a story about a group of children, but this is not children's fiction. The original ti...
3.5 stars. An odd & fairly riveting mix of innocence & fun amid the macabre & inhumane. It's also a fascinating study of being civilized vs. uncivilized (in respect to children vs. adults, 'civilized' folks vs. pirates, etc...), moral vs. amoral, & thoughts/perceptions vs. reality. It can be read as...
I listened on Audible. I really could have done without the musical interludes. They were distracting and I wish that publishers would not bother.Yes, but what about the book? Not bad. Not great. Darkly disturbing and to a certain extent frustrating. Certainly not a lark on the high seas.
Narrator.................. Michael MaloneyAbr/Unabr............. Unabridged# Of MP3 Files......... 6Total Runtime......... 6 Hours 13 MinsI feel this needs a warning because of the way others have shelved this. THIS IS NOT A CHILDREN'S BOOK it is a dark story where children are the focused cha...
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