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Sometimes, Something Special Comes Along.

Something Like 'HOME' From A Master Storyteller

& A Book You Won't Forget!


When Stanley finds a two-hundred year old message from Jacob Swift, the king of smugglers, he gets caught up in an adventure that may solve all of his problems and a mystery several hundred years in the making.Raised by a fisherman on the English Channel and taken under the wing of the fearsome Billy Bates, Jacob Swift was leading the country's most successful smuggling gang at fifteen, landing cargoes of brandy, tobacco and silk along the Kent coast whilst fighting battles with rival gangs and Customs officers on land and sea. But when the king of smugglers gets caught up in a plot to steal a priceless treasure he makes an enemy with enough power to bring his empire to its knees.


A timeless tale for the young and young at heart, The Boy Who Led Them is a historical tale of high exploits from author George Chittenden. Narrated in presented times, Chittenden understands the requisite elements of memorable adventure as he spins his yarn across the centuries. There is action, danger and nail biting escapes, all woven into an inspired plot that thrusts his young protagonist into a shadowy world where the rewards are high. It’s a truly enthralling tale and clear that Chittenden is a master of his craft. Writing in fluid atmospheric prose that bring his historic setting to life, his characters are not stereotyped and unrealistic, but so skilfully portrayed that they loom large in the imagination. Shadowy characters with dubious morals, yet undoubtedly endearing; callous, yet somehow kind, their fates seem sealed, though readers will find themselves hoping against the odds for a happy ending. Chittenden has surely tapped into the stuff that the classics are made of, whilst offering an insightful glimpse at an era that lingers on in legends.


Of Jacob Swifts watery demise there seems no doubt, but with a cliff hanger ending, The Boy Who Led Them seems sure to yield more exciting tales from author George Chittenden. It is recommended without reservation!

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