Whitby farmer, John Dugdale, is involved with a local band of smugglers, seeing it as an easy and harmless way of making money. But John is shocked when Mark Roper - his daughter Emma's childhood sweetheart - turns up on a secret mission for the local excise officer. Emma is forced to face the harsh realities of a world she never knew existed, and must also decide who it is she really Ioves; the dependable Joe, or the handsome schoolboy, who has disappeared from her life.Joe showed her how to stalk deer, get close to a badgera#39;s sett, take salmon from the river; she learned which berries and roots were edible, and how to build a shelter ... But Emma still hoped that one day it would, and clung to her dream in spite of the fact that logic told her it was most ... a well-to-do Whitby merchant, was also receiving extra instruction in those languages which were beyond the scope ofanbsp;...
|Publisher||:||Hachette UK - 2010-12-30|