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Queen of Freedom : Defending Jamaica

Queen of Freedom : Defending Jamaica

Publisher : Pushkin Children's Books
SKU: 9781782692799
R 175,00
R 148,75
1720. Blue Mountains, windward Jamaica. In the sweltering heat Captain Shettlewood leads a troop of British soldiers through the thick trees towards the river. They are hunting slaves who have escaped from the brutal plantations. Their mission: to find them, and kill them. But up ahead, hidden among the rocks above the water, a group of men with cutlasses and muskets wait patiently for the instructions of their leader. Queen Nanny is a 'wise woman' with a reputation for ancient obeah magic, an
1720. Blue Mountains, windward Jamaica. In the sweltering heat Captain Shettlewood leads a troop of British soldiers through the thick trees towards the river. They are hunting slaves who have escaped from the brutal plantations. Their mission: to find them, and kill them. But up ahead, hidden among the rocks above the water, a group of men with cutlasses and muskets wait patiently for the instructions of their leader. Queen Nanny is a 'wise woman' with a reputation for ancient obeah magic, and a guerilla fighter with a genius for organisation. So the battle for Jamaica begins, the First Maroon War, in which the maroons - escaped slaves - will make a final, do-or-die stand against the slavers and soldiers of Empire.
Products specifications
ISBN13 9781782692799
Publisher Pushkin Children's Books
Contributor By (author) Catherine Johnson
Publication Date 2020-08-06
Language English
Format Paperback / softback
Pages 128
Product Dimensions (H x W x L) in mm 198 X 129 X 210
Shipping Weight (grams) 500
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1720. Blue Mountains, windward Jamaica. In the sweltering heat Captain Shettlewood leads a troop of British soldiers through the thick trees towards the river. They are hunting slaves who have escaped from the brutal plantations. Their mission: to find them, and kill them. But up ahead, hidden among the rocks above the water, a group of men with cutlasses and muskets wait patiently for the instructions of their leader. Queen Nanny is a 'wise woman' with a reputation for ancient obeah magic, and a guerilla fighter with a genius for organisation. So the battle for Jamaica begins, the First Maroon War, in which the maroons - escaped slaves - will make a final, do-or-die stand against the slavers and soldiers of Empire.
Products specifications
ISBN13 9781782692799
Publisher Pushkin Children's Books
Contributor By (author) Catherine Johnson
Publication Date 2020-08-06
Language English
Format Paperback / softback
Pages 128
Product Dimensions (H x W x L) in mm 198 X 129 X 210
Shipping Weight (grams) 500
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