Escape to Persia

About the same six children as Oxus, this one sees them “at first in London with a well-meaning aunt”.

Printing history
Jonathan Cape, London, 1938, illus Pamela Whitlock
Macmillan, New York, 1939, illus Charles E. Pont

About the same six children as Oxus, this one sees them “at first in London with a well-meaning aunt. The Hunterly children persuade her into a rash wager that the three of them cannot get down to Exmoor by themselves. The feat is accomplished and then their adventures really begin. This time it is spring, but the Oxus still splashes down the falls below their hut in the wood, and though Persia exists only for a fortnight, every day brings excitement.

Peran-Wisa is repaired; a canal is dug; a strange tribe of pygmies found spying and routed; and the identity of the mysterious Maurice is almost revealed. The holiday ends with a grand ceremonial banquet and the children who have made the lands of the Far Distant Oxus their special playground, pledge themselves with a blood-rite in their river.”

The Oxus series
The Far Distant Oxus
Escape to Persia
Oxus in Summer

Other editions

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Katharine Hull & Pamela Whitlock