When young John Trenchard comes upon a hidden treasure in the local
crypt he is drawn in the sinister world of smugglers, who exercise
their trade along the Dorset coast by the village of Moonfleet.
Elzevir Block, innkeeper and master smuggler, takes the young man under his wing, and soon John is leading a life more dangerous and thrilling than he could have imagined. But the law is closing in. Accused of murder, there is a price on John's head. The only option is to flee England at the cost of losing his sweetheart, Grace Maskew.
About the Author
John Meade Falkner was an English novelist and poet, best known for his 1898 novel Moonfleet. An extremely successful businessman as well, he became chairman of the arms manufacturer Armstrong Whitworth during World War I.
- Format: Paperback 304 pages
- Language: English
- ISBN-13: 9781407159164