Highway Robbery

Historical story: ‘a dark stranger leaves his magnificent horse in the care of a boy he’s never met. As dark falls, others offer to pay the boy handsomely for the animal …’

Publishing history
The Bodley Head, London, 2008, illus Jonny Duddle
Greenwillow, New York, 2008, 118 pp.  Cover art by Tristan Elwell, illus Jonny Duddle and Robert Dress

Aimed at younger readers than Annan Water: “a dark stranger leaves his magnificent horse in the care of a boy he’s never met. As dark falls, others offer to pay the boy handsomely for the animal. Then soldiers arrive, demanding to know where the horse’s owner has gone. Could the stranger be the notorious Dick Turpin, known for his daring holdups and amazing exploits? Is the horse the legendary Black Bess? Ad will the boy ever see the reward he’s been promised?”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kate Thompson