About this item
Synapse GB Limited, Hampshire, 2000. Pictorial Board Hardback. Book Condition: Near Fine. Nick Poulis (illustrator). 1st Edition By This Publisher. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. BOOK DESCRIPTION : Collectible, 2000, 1st Edition, 1st Impression by Synapse Publishers; SIGNED by Hugh Montgomery and Nick Poulis on the half-title page ("Hugh Montgomery, Nick P."); half red coloured cloth hardback with pictorial covers; 231+ pages; in near Fine Condition. A ghostly sea captain called Bruno is destined to wander through time, trapped in existence by immortal life - his punishment for three terrible crimes that he had committed in a forgotten age. Bruno's soul can only be spared by three deeds of atonement. He must save a life, rescue one that has been betrayed, and help some local folk by giving away a large wealth. Bruno's ship is the Arctic Tern, and to complete the first of his steps to redemption he travels to Spain in the time of Queen Elizabeth I on a mission of peace. There he has the opportunity, with his travelling colleagues, to unravel a plot to poison the Spanish King. An epic tale written entirely in rhyming verse this is a classic adventure of right and wrong, of treachery, treasure and redemption. Set over twenty centuries, it sweeps through Scaninavia, Spain and the South West of England. The story is accompanied with the atmospheric drawings of Nick Poulis. Hugh Montgomery's debut story won both the Book of the Year Award and the Poetry of the Year Award for childrens fiction in the year 2000, and has been showered with praise from many quarters : "Beautifully descriptive" (Margaret Rule), "Full of contrast, variety and action" (Alan Hankinson), "An obvious read-aloud book" (Mary Hamley, Orchard Books). BOOK CONDITION : near Fine : covers in a near new condition with only trace shelfwear; all gilding intact and bright; inside pages excellent with only occasional faint offsetting from original print; binding robust and secure. By the Author & The Artist. Bookseller Inventory 001607
- Added value:
- Signed by author and illustrator
- Montgomery, Hugh
- 10 x 7 1/2 inches
- 1st (2000)
- Number of pages:
- Synapse GB Limited
- The voyage of the Arctic Tern
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