Hell and High Water

By Tanya Landman

The heart-stopping tale of a young man's attempt to clear his father's name, from the Carnegie Medal-winning author of Buffalo Soldier.

From the Carnegie Medal-winning author of Buffalo Soldier Tanya Landman comes this heart-stopping tale of a young man's attempt to clear his father's name. When his father is arrested and transported to the Colonies, Caleb is left alone. After a desperate journey in search of an aunt he’s never met he receives a strange, cold welcome. Then a body washes up on the nearby beach and Caleb is caught up in a terrifying net of lies and intrigue. Soon he and his new family are in mortal danger. This powerful story holds the reader in suspense as it charts the growth of a frightened boy into a brave young man. Shortlisted for the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize.

Categories: Fiction

For readers aged: 12+

  • Publication details:
  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN: 9781406366914
  • Published: 05 May 2016
  • Price: £7.99
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  • Size: 198 x 129 mm
  • Pages: 320

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'Exploring prejudice and the corruption of the ruling classes, this absolutely gripping stuff. It can only be good news that more readers will find Landman’s books thanks to her Carnegie success.' The Bookseller

'This is a truly exciting story with a hero that we really want to succeed. […] We can hear the cries of the sailors and stall holders and smell the aromas of the sea. […] Yet another brilliant book from this Carnegie winning author.' The School Librarian

'This is a demanding, but highly satisfying, read.' IBW Children's Book Guide, The Bookseller

'“This book has a gripping plot but you have to know it is set in the past – 250 years ago. Great use of description crating atmosphere, and the end is very satisfying!”' Teen Titles, reader review

'“Murder and mystery abound in this engrossing and atmospheric tale set in 18th-century England.[…]. In her latest novel, Carnegie Medalist Landman (Buffalo Soldier, 2014) crafts a scintillating story of corruption headed by a winsome and tenacious protagonist. The author's concise descriptions of the sea's frightening vastness, the confining and insulated spirit of the small English town, and the provincial xenophobic attitudes of its denizens are almost cinematic in scope. Often mistaken for a slave, Caleb must endure whispers and pointed racism that are as historically accurate as they are disheartening. So riveting that the pages seem to turn of their own accord.”' Kirkus, starred review

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