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Treachery at Sharpnose Point
Treachery at Sharpnose Point
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While walking through a cliff-top graveyard in the town of Morwenstow on the coast of Cornwall, the author encounters a wooden Scottish figurehead that once adorned the Caledonia, a ship wrecked on the English coast in 1842. Through further investigation, Seal begins to suspect the townspeople, and chiefly the town's parson, Robert Hawker, for the Caledonia's demise on the jagged shores below. Though no one has ever been brought to court for wrecking--luring ships ashore to loot the cargo--it's a commonly held belief that this sort of cruelty did take place. But, is that what happened in Morwenstow?
Having meticulously researched maritime logs, broadsides of the day, and other first-hand documents, Seal weaves history, travelogue, and imaginative reconstruction in this marvelous piece of detective work, bringing us a mystery of the best kind--the sort that really did happen.


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Product Details
  • ISBN-13: 9780156027052
  • Publisher: Mariner Books
  • Publisher Imprint: Mariner Books
  • Edition: Reprint
  • Language: English
  • Returnable: Y
  • Spine Width: 112 mm
  • Width: 140 mm
  • ISBN-10: 0156027054
  • Publisher Date: 07 Jan 2003
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Height: 204 mm
  • No of Pages: 336
  • Series Title: English
  • Weight: 408 gr


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