Synapse GB Limited, Hampshire, 2000. Pictorial Board Hardback. Book Condition: Very Good Plus. Nick Poulis (illustrator). 1st Edition By This Publisher. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. BOOK DESCRIPTION : Very Collectible, 2000, 1st Edition, 1st Impression by Synapse Publishers;
SIGNED by Hugh Montgomery and with a Dedicated Four Line Poem by the Author on the half-title page; red coloured half cloth hardback with pictorial covers; 231+ pages;
in Very Good Plus 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.
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 : Very Good Plus : light denting of top corner tips of covers; mild rubbing evident to cloth at top of front cover; barely perceptible bow to covers; otherwise covers in excellent condition with gilding intact and bright; page end faces near new; inside pages excellent and like new; binding good and compact and secure like new.