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Black Powder

Black Powder

Published: 4 Aug 2016

Paperback / softback, 368 pages

Recommended for age 9+

By Ally Sherrick

Published by Chicken House Ltd

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A rip-roaring historical adventure set at the time of the Guy Fawkes' Gunpowder Plot - winner of the Historical Association Young Quills Award! England, 1605: 12-year-old Tom must save his father from hanging. He falls in with a mysterious stranger - the Falcon - who promises to help him in exchange for his service. But on the long journey to London, Tom discovers the Falcon's true mission - and a plot to blow up Parliament with barrels of black powder.

Tom faces a terrible decision: secure his father's release, or stop the assassination of the king ... A rip-roaring, action-packed life-and-death quest, packed with history and adventure

Tagged crime and punishment and Gunpowder Plot

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  • National Trust: The Secret Diary of Kitty Cask, Smuggler's Daughter
  • Millions
  • Solve This: Forensics
  • Black Powder
  • The Life of Stephen Lawrence
  • Treason
  • Scene of the Crime
  • The Adventures Of The Dish And The Spoon
  • This Is Not My Hat
  • The True Story of the Three Little Pigs
  • The Highwayman
  • Dick Turpin: Legends and Lies
  • Crime and Punishment