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A High Wind in Jamaica
Richard Hughes
publisher: Querido, Amsterdam, 1929



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After a terrible hurricane levels their Jamaican estate, the Bas-Thorntons decide to send their children back to the safety and comfort of England. On the way their ship is set upon by pirates, and the children are accidentally transferred to the pirate vessel. Jonsen, the well-meaning pirate captain, doesn't know how to dispose of his new cargo, while the children adjust with surprising ease to their new life. As this strange company drifts around the Caribbean, events turn more frightening, and the pirates find themselves increasingly incriminated by the children's fates. The most shocking betrayal, however, will only take place after the return to civilization.
The swift, almost hallucinatory action of Hughes's novel, together with its provocative insight into the psychology of children, made it a bestseller when it was first published in 1929 and have since established it as a classic of twentieth-century literature an unequalled exploration of the nature, and limits, of innocence.

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A High Wind in Jamaica
1929
Seven English schoolchildren are abducted by pirates.
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